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

Discipleship Classes

Discipleship Classes on Thursday evening’s from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  It’s a 6 week course with certificates after completion.  Invest in yourself and witness with truth and proof!  Reserve every Thursday night on your calendar.  You will be blessed and glad that you did.  This week will be week 5.  Come anyway and start now!! Classes will be offered again in the near future.

Volunteer – Outreach

You have your own fields of labor for the Kingdom of God.  It’s everywhere you go! The lost are waiting on you to open your mouth and give them hope.  The elite need Jesus too.  Happiness is eluding them as well.  The down and out really need someone to care and be a friend.  Pray for boldness!  Ask if there is a need you can pray for and do it there.  Be sensitive to the Spirit of God in you and follow His Lead.  Take action! Prepare for signs following.

Nail It To The Cross

This is a song by Marcia Henry/Centergy Music and made popular by The Whisnants.  To enjoy online to YouTube The Whisnants – Nail It To The Cross

Is there something in your heart – between you and the Lord

Are you drifting apart – not as close anymore

There’s nothing you can do – that He  will not forgive

Bring it to the cross – let it die so you can live

Chorus

Nail it to the cross – get it under the blood

Drown your pain and every stain in the mercy flood

Nail it to the cross – find hope and forgiveness

Kneel at the tree and walk away free – Nail it to the cross

 

Is there a burden you bear that’s go you battered and bound

Struggling for strength, do you long to lay it down?

Don’t take another step, just kneel where you stand

Lay it at the cross take the hammer in your hand

 

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!

 

What Prayer is Not

We spend a lot of time talking about what prayer “is”.  Today I want to talk about a few things that prayer is “not”.

Prayer is not something you give God as leftovers.  He wants to hear from you first.  Prayer should never be a “Plan B”.

Prayer is not unanswered.  Sometimes the answer is “yes”, sometimes it is “no” and sometimes it is “wait”.  Sometimes not having an answer, is the answer.  An old quote says it well…”There are times God punishes us mildly by ignoring our prayers and severely by answering them.”

Prayer is not just a 30 minute session at the altar at church.  Prayer is a way of life.  It is a constant state of mind.

Prayer is not ordinary.  Prayer should be expecting the miraculous.  It is communicating with the God of the universe, so it could never be described as “ordinary”.

Prayer is not you solving the issue for the Lord.  Your prayers should be taking a situation before God and laying it at his feet, not giving Him instructions on how He should fix it.

Prayer is not a one-way conversation.  Spend more time listening in your prayer time than talking.

Prayer is not an option.  It is a biblical mandate.

Prayer is not a means by which to escape the biblical principal of reaping and sowing.  You will reap what you sow.  Many people make bad decisions and expect to pray themselves out of the consequences.  It doesn’t quite work that way.

Prayer is not a guarantee against suffering.  Prayer may not keep you from suffering, but will certainly help you to endure it.

From Flo Shaw,  World Network of Prayer