A Student’s Prayer for a New School Year

A Student’s Prayer for a New School Year

Lord Jesus, I ask for Your help as I begin this new school year.

Allow me to experience Your presence in the many blessings You put before me.

Open my eyes to the new challenges and exciting opportunities that this new school year brings.

Open my heart and mind to new friends and new teachers.

Give me a generous spirit to be enthusiastic with my studies and courage to accept new opportunities.

Help me to be attentive to my teachers and let me experience Your presence in my new friends.

Jesus, inspire me to do my best this year! Amen

Word from the Youth Pastor

“If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.”
‭‭James‬ ‭2:15-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬
http://bible.com/1/jas.2.15-17.kjv

It’s not enough to know what is required in order to have faith

We must put it to work
We must act upon it

Bro. Tim Clark

POSF Sunday Service Schedule

Sunday Morning: 10:00 a.m.

Sunday Evening: 6:00 p.m.

Please note the NEW Service Schedule here at POSF.

There will be Sunday Evening Camp Meeting services on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday’s of the month.

There will be NO EVENING SERVICES on the 4th and 5th Sunday Nights.

That Still Small Voice

I Kings 19:11-13

11. And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And behold the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rock before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

12. And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

 

For those not familiar with the story lets take a moment to recap whats going on.

 

Elijah was a mighty prophet of the God of Israel. Leonard RavenHill said, “When Elijah prayed, fire fell. When Elijah prayed rain fell. When Elijah prayed prophets fell. He altered the course of nature and strangled the economy of a nation, because he had an uncanny hold on God.”

 

So he receives a letter from Jezebel warning him that much like the other prophets he will be dead this time tomorrow so he panics and runs. He flees until he falls exhausted beneath a juniper tree. After being fed by an angel twice, he made a 40- day journey to mount Horeb.

 

Here he dwelled in a cave. Hes here for a while when out of the darkness of this cave God spoke and said, “what are you doing here?” Of course he was talking about his spiritual condition and not his physical location. “What is your heart doing in this current state Elijah?”

 

So He tells Elijah to get out of the cave. Theres a lesson there, we can’t stay in the cave forever! He then tells Elijah to stand on the mountain.

 

Here we find the mighty wind break the rocks, but God wasn’t there; Then came the earthquake that threatened to thrown Elijah off balance but God wasn’t there; Then the fire, yet God wasn’t there.

 

However, just because God did not appear in these forces of nature at Horeb, doesn’t mean God is never in the fire, earthquakes, and wind. Those on the Day of Pentecost witnessed the Spirit of God in the rushing mighty wind. The three Hebrew boys were there as God manifested himself in the fire. Paul and Silas experienced the power of the earth quake that shook the very foundation of the prison cell.

 

But lets look at the fire that fell on Jobs livestock and property, his servant said that God was in the fire, yet we know that satan reined fire in hopes to bring Job down.

 

This is the message God is trying to tell Elijah. God did not speak to him in an extravagant way, not hurricane force winds or extreme fire, or a violent earthquake. God spoke to Elijah in a still small voice, what a revelation!

 

With the help of God Elijah called down fire and rain, he also brought on drought to the land; a mere man! Yet God is showing Elijah, its not all about spectacular signs and wonders, its not always going to involve a huge miracle.

 

Elijah received direction from the simple, yet powerful still small voice of God.

 

Heres the word I want to leave for you today. For the person thats seeking direction or answers, whether its a ministry decision, or if you’re looking for wisdom and guidance for your situation.

 

First its time to stop dwelling in the cave, it serves a purpose when the pressures of life forces you to run to the cave but you can’t stay there, its time to get up and get moving.

 

Second, Elijah was told to stand as God passed by, scripture doesn’t give us an amount of time he stood. It may be awhile at times that we may just have to be still and wait on God. Patience is key, if you receive a word from God, rest assure He hasn’t forgotten about you.

 

And last: I fear that as the apostolic movement, we can get so used to the spectacular moves of God, the signs and wonders, looking for the next big miracle, that we neglect that still small voice of God.

 

Please don’t misunderstand, I enjoy the supernatural moves of God in our churches, they serve a purpose, but the word of God is always going to precede the miracles of God.

 

So perhaps rather than looking for for the big sign in the sky, or the falling lights with the big arrow telling you what to do and where to go, you should be still, and know he’s still God. Find a quiet place, just you and Him. Pray, fast, open up the Word of God. And listen for that still small voice to give you direction.

Prayer Meeting

Its one of the highlights of my week: Prayer Meeting Night!

You will always be able to find an excuse of why we can’t make it to prayer, why we can’t make it to church. Tonight while everyone else around us is either taking advantage of spring break, or going to the rodeo, I want to issue a challenge to you to put aside the distractions and excuses and lets get in the presence of God!

 

A lot of times blessings come after sacrifice, what are you willing to give up to have your prayers answered?

 

Tonight 7:30 @ Pentecostals of Santa Fe

12811 FM 1764 santa fe, tx

COME WITH EXPECTATION

Expectation is the birthplace of the miraculous!

The bible says signs and wonders will follow them that believe, I don’t know about everyone else but I believe great things are going to happen at Pentecostals of Santa fe! Come EXPECTING miracles! BELIEVE God’s healing virtue will flow through the services! And have FAITH that hearts will be touched in every person that walks through the doors of the church!

I don’t want to leave STIRRED, I want to leave CHANGED!

Join us tomorrow morning, 10:00 a.m. and again for our camp meeting service at 6:00 pm I DARE you to show up and see if God does a work in your life 😉

12811 FM 1764, santa fe

I will be looking for you there 😉