From: The Pastor’s Heart
Title: “Because HE’S got our BACK!”
A couple of days ago I was looking at a 1996 action movie staring Arnold Schwarzenegger
and Vanessa Williams. The tile of the movie is, Eraser and if you haven’t seen it you should
check it out, that’s if you like shoot-em-up type movies (smile). Arnold plays a U.S.
Marshal (John Kruger) who must protect a witness, Lee Cullen (Vanessa) from some very
powerful people who operate a high-tech weapons design company and who want to
silence her. Every time Vanessa’s about to be harmed, Arnold jumps in, in the nick of time,
and saves her. You know this is going to happen each time because she’s the main
character, but even though you know this…it’s still fun watching.
While sitting there enjoying the movie I thought about how incredible it is that our God
may not come when we want Him, but He’s ALWAYS on time. You see, that’s not just a
saying we repeat often in church, nor is it a line from an action move. It’s absolutely real
and I can testify to that over and over again. He comes through when you need Him the
most! I don’t believe we can even count the number of times He’s covered us, cared for
us, protected us, and fought for us. How the enemy literally had a hold on us and was
pulling us further down into sin and wrong doing, but God would not take His hands off of
He keeps us because though He knows our past, He also knows our future. He knows the
plans He has for us and He knows what we will become the more we walk in His will. I
think back on some of my darkest days and realize that I wasted so much time stressing
and worrying about things not getting better when all along the Lord was just allowing me
to process through the plan. Even if you are going through something major right now in
your life, I promise you one thing I know for sure is that it’s all a part of the Master’s plan.
We have a mighty God who knows everything about us and who’s working things out for
The honor we must show Him and the praise we must give Him should not be based on
what He’s doing right now in your life, but rather on what He’s already done. We should
praise Him with everything in our being because of the sacrifice He made by sending us
His best. The agape love of God is unmatched and unmeasurable. He proves it to us over
and over again, day after day after day. If you’re having a troubled day, I dare you to lay the
negative and painful thoughts aside and just give Him a ‘right-now-praise’. If you’ve
having a great day then by all means, stop and give Him a ‘right-now-praise’! It shouldn’t
matter what you’re dealing with or what you’re feeling. Take your emotions out of the
equation and realize what He’s done for you. He’s all we need and He supplies all of our
needs. Join me in a praise right now because if there’s one thing we can ALL agree on…
no matter what – He’s Got Our Back!”
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)