From: The Pastor’s Heart
Title: “Build Your F.I.R.E.”
Tomorrow night we will gather for round two of the “Reclaim the F.I.R.E” Conference and I
am very excited about the move of God in the Body of Christ. FIRE is an acronym and it
means: ‘Fanatical and Intentional Return to Excellence’. God has allowed this great
ministry to stand because from the very beginning we declared that His minimum
expectation of us in Excellence. Everyday our goal should be to do everything within our
power to represent the name of Jesus Christ in the most positive and productive manner
we can. There’s really no reason why God should get less than our best each and every
time we stand to declare of His wonders.
There’s a story in the Gospel of John about a man who received his site from Jesus one day.
The young man was blind from birth and when blessed him with vision you would have
thought that everyone would have celebrated the change in his life. Many, however, felt it
necessary to challenge the authenticity of this miracle and they began to question this
young man and his family harshly. His accusers pushed him to explain who Jesus was and
to prove that His work was real, but the young man was unable to rebut them to the point
where they would leave him alone. Eventually he said, “All I know is that I was blind, but
now I see.”
You see this young man knew that Jesus forever changed his life and it didn’t matter to him
why or how He did it, all he cared about was that it was done. When we think about all of
the many life-changing things the Lord’s done for us it should immediately motivate us to
want to tell the whole world about His goodness. Not just tell it but show it in the way we
present ourselves and the way we shine a light on His wonders and majesty. There’s just
not enough hours in a day to fully explain how good God has been to us, but whenever
we get a chance to let our light shine, we have to make sure it’s the BEST and brightest
light we have to give.
Some people say I’m a perfectionist, but really I’m just that person who remembers how
much God has done for me and I feel like I owe Him the best I can give. I know I’m not
alone, because you too have a story to tell of what the Lord’s done in your life that you
couldn’t do for yourself. You have a testimony, I know, that would blow the minds of
people to discover the full magnitude of God’s love and provision for your life. We have
been saved by the blood of the lamb to do more than just prepare for a life eternal in glory.
No, we have to make sure that everybody we come in contact with recognizes that we are
FIREBALLS ready to light up the world with the declarations of His goodness! Come on
Light – join me as we strive to be Fanatical and Intentional on this journey to Reclaim
Excellence in ministry! Glory!!!!
EVERYTHING WE DO MOVING FORWARD WILL BE INTENTIONAL AND DRIVEN WITH
PURPOSE TO REPRESENT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN THE BEST POSSIBLE LIGHT!
NOTHING WILL BE DONE WITH ENERGY LESS THAN OUR BEST AND EFFORT BELOW
OUR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL.
OUR SERVICE IS LOCAL, BUT OUR REACH IS GLOBAL – SO WE CANNOT REDUCE OUR
PRESENTATION DOWN TO WHAT’S CONVENIENT, BUT RATHER WE MUST RAISE IT TO
THAT WHICH IS EXPLOSIVE!
Get ready for major change that’s coming systematically, intellectually, purposefully, and
professionally. Nothing we do moving forward will be done haphazardly, sloppily, poorly,
We Are the LIGHT!
Pastor J.E. Chandler, Sr.
(CEO/Pastor of MLCM)