You can’t change the past, but you’ll ruin the present by worrying about the future.

If you have a tendency to despair over lost opportunities or if you worry about the future, ask yourself this question: “What is right in front of me?” In other words, what circumstances and relationships are currently available to you? This question can get your focus off a past regret or a scary future and back to what God can do in your life.

It’s similar to the question God asked Moses at the burning bush. Moses was troubled. Aware of his own weaknesses, he expressed fear about the Lord’s call for him to lead Israel out of bondage. So God simply asked Moses, “What is that in your hand?” (Ex. 4:2). The Lord shifted Moses’ attention away from his anxiety about the future and suggested he notice what was right in front of him—a shepherd’s rod. God showed Moses that He could use this ordinary staff to perform miracles as a sign for unbelieving people. As Moses’ trust in God grew, so did the magnitude of miracles God worked through His servant.

Do you think about past failures too much? Do you have fearful thoughts about the future? Recall God’s question: “What is that in your hand?” What current circumstances and relationships can God use for your benefit and His glory? Entrust them—and your life—to Him.

Onward and upward your course plan today,
Seeking new heights as you walk Jesus’ way;
Heed not past failures, but strive for the prize,
Aiming for goals fit for His holy eyes. —Brandt

You can’t change the past,
but you’ll ruin the present by worrying about the future.

 Article by Dennis Fisher, Our Daily Bread, Copyright 2013 by RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Reprinted by permission. All rights  reserved. Further distribution is prohibited without written permission from RBC Ministries

2015 Camp Meeting This Week!!!!

Camp meeting time is here and WOW what a time it will be! Mark your calendars for June 17 – 19 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Speakers this year will be Bro. Lee Stoneking and Bro. Glenn Massey, both powerful ministers!! Expect miracles and a great outpouring of the Holy Ghost! Don’t miss it!!

 

The Fire Spreads! Keep it burning.

The book of Acts defines the ministry of the church as continuing what Jesus did on earth and what He stated would happen after he left.

The passion of the Holy Ghost Fire is a flame that touches all it comes in contact with and as a result there is a fervent desire within the heart of the one that is touched by FIRE!  The fire of the early church leaped from person to person, city to city, and country to country until there was great growth as seen in the following instances:

  • The original 120 received the Holy Ghost and Fire – Acts 1:15
  • 3,000 were baptized and added to the church in one day – Acts 2:41
  • People were added to the church daily – Acts 2:47
  • 5,000 more were added – Acts 4:4
  • Multitudes of men and women were added – Acts 5:14
  • Disciples were multiplied (thousands and thousands) – Acts 6:1
  • Religious leaders were added – Acts 6:7
  • Both men and women were baptized in the Samaritan revival under Phillip – Acts 8:12
  • An Ethiopian was baptized – Acts 8:38
  • Entire towns turned to the Lord – Acts 9:35
  • A great number of Gentiles turned unto the Lord – Acts 11:21
  • A Roman Deputy became a believer – Acts 13:12
  • Great multitudes of Jews and Greeks believed – Acts 14:1
  • Churches established and increased in number daily – Acts 16:5
  • Many Berean nobleman believed and also prominent Greek women – Acts 17:10-12
  • Crispus, chief ruler of the synagogue, and his household believed, as well as many of the Corinthians,  and were baptized – Acts 18:8
  • Twelve men received the Holy Ghost – Acts 19:1-7
  • Many Jews and Greeks believed – Acts 20:18

The growth of the early church came as a result of something that happened and was unusual to what the people were used to seeing and experiencing.  It was POWER and FIRE as it began on the day of PENTECOST!

 

 

Easter Weekend

The Easter Drama Cast will be performing a dress rehearsal on Saturday, April 4th @ 7:00 p.m.  This is open to the public and for anyone that can’t be here Easter Sunday.

There will be only one service Sunday, April 5th @ 10:00 a.m featuring the Easter Drama.  Sunday School children will have an egg hunt at the end of service.

POSF will be celebrating this Easter with dinner on the grounds after the morning service.  We will also be honoring our Founding/Senior Pastor Rev. L.M. Jeane with this dinner.

Let’s make this a day of celebration and blessing!

 

Passion and Determination

On a recent visit to my home, my grandfather who’s 82 began to reminisce. He recalled a time in his life that he was in a position to take part in a top secret operation with the government. As a retired military man and sailor this would easily become the high light of his career.

Once he received the nod, the wheels of bureaucracy began to turn at the pace that they are famous for. Everything was going as planned until he was sent for his physical. It was imperative that he be in great shape. They would be on a ship for months without any external support. Every aspect of his physical body was checked and double checked, even his teeth had to be certified, repaired or removed before the mission date. The physical was so intense that they found my grandfather had a single kidney stone.

This was years before “laser” or “arthroscopic” surgery had come to be. The doctor informed him that he would not be able to get on the ship being as there would be no support or surgeon for his potential problem on the boat. The mission could not be placed in jeopardy due to his potential medical condition. He asked about having it removed and the doctor informed him that they did not like to cut a kidney unless it was absolutely necessary. He was sent home disappointed and discouraged.

He just could not accept the facts. He went back to the doctor with determination. My grandfather told the doctor, you can take the whole kidney out as long as I’m on that ship when she pulls out! The doctor removed the stone and my grandfather was on the ship when she left. The ship was the “Global Explorer” and the mission was “Operation Azorian”. It’s purpose was to recover a sunken Russian sub called “K-123”. Mission accomplished.

When was the last time you felt such passion that you would do whatever it takes to see something through? What last moved you to the point that you became obsessed with it? Was it church? Is it Family? Why not a love for the lost? As Christians we need to have the mind of Christ that Paul spoke about. This mindset will also hold the passion of Christ.

There is an old gospel song called, “The old Gospel Ship.” It speaks volumes to us. It’s chorus states, O, I’m gonna take a trip in the good old Gospel ship, I’m going far beyond the sky; O, I’m gonna shout and sing until the heavens ring, while I’m bidding this world goodbye. Our prayer should be similar to my grandfathers request, you can take the whole world as long as I’m on that ship when she pulls out! With “mind of Christ”, we too someday can say, “Mission accomplished!”

Outreach – Revival is Work

Everyone has a field of labor everywhere you go.  You are a witness!  Revival is WORK and requires on the job prayers, witnessing, testimonies, burden and concern.  Be sensitive to the need and be the answer.  You may only have one chance to make a difference when a soul is at stake.