From: The Pastor’s Heart
Title: “Prepare 4 Better NOW”
I felt different waking up Sunday morning then I did any other day in the last several
weeks. Nothing out of the ordinary was planned for the day ahead, but there was a
tugging on my spirit that had me eagerly anticipating the time of worship in the Lord’s
house. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one feeling this, but unsure of exactly who else was
experiencing the same gleeful anticipation. I kept singing this song over and over again
while getting dressed; “I’ve Got A Feeling Everything’s Gonna Be Alright!” I couldn’t tell
what was coming, but I was absolutely sure it was going to be the Lord’s doing.
It’s so refreshing to know that our God is not only keeping us, but also that He’s made
plans to bless us as we progress forward in the new day we’ve been given. I love how the
Apostle Paul speaks to us through his writings to the church in Corinth. He said,
“Knowing that He which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us
with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the
thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but
though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light
affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal
weight of glory;” — (II. Corinthians 4:14-17)
I thought a great deal, this morning, about the number of people in the world who were
not as fortunate as you and I to be given another brand new day. I kept saying to myself,
“The sky’s the limit and whatever I work hard for, if it’s according to His will, it will come
to pass!” The compassion and mercy of our God is unmeasurable and the more that we
submit to Him, the more He reveals to us.
Well, once I made it to church it was confirmed because God’s wonders truly met us in
His holy temple. Burdens were lifted and promises were made. The hand of the Lord was
resting on those who were hungry and thirsty for righteousness. The best for the believer is
what God wants us to experience and all it requires is that we abide in Him and allow His
word to abide in us.
Today, do everything in your power to be ready for what’s coming next. Knowing that God
is still in control should give you great comfort and confidence. Don’t wait for early
confirmation of God’s promise, start planning now. Start planning for Better NOW!
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)