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From the Heart of the Pastor

"I AM...Blessed In and Blessed Going out"

Posted by Pastor Cory B. Oliver on November 23, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Dear Saint of the Most High God,


Deuteronomy 28:6 Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out. Amplified


The Blessings are here put before the curses, to intimate, that God is slow to anger, but swift to show mercy: he has said it, and sworn, that he would much rather we would obey and live than sin and die. It is his delight to bless (Matthew Henry).


So the question is, “What’s keeping us from the fullness of God’s blessings?” Is it because we still don’t want to let go and let God? Or is it in our own thoughts that we don’t deserve God’s blessings? Whatever is holding us back is truly not the way God planned for us to live. God so desperately wants to bless you coming in and going out! That is the “whole ball of wax,” all you have to do is allow God to be active in your life, by saying, "yes" to His Will and His peaceful way. Celebrate this truth statement with me: attitude is everything! I encourage you to live the blessings of God in your life today! I know you can, I’m praying for you! Remember attitude IS everything and during this season of Thanksgiving - rejoice by giving thanks with a grateful heart, and by giving thanks with an attitude of humility knowing that God is so good . . . All the time!


Blessings On You - From the Heart of the Pastor . . .

Pastor Cory

(It's All about Jesus)


This week’s Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 65:17-25 / Isaiah 12 / 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 / Luke 21:5-19

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