Rehearse the Mighty Acts of God

Recently I had been studying on something the Lord shared with me about “Keys to receiving the blessing.” During the course of that study, I was once again reminded of the importance of maintaining a spirit and lifestyle of praise. The scripture reference in Judges 5:11 came to mind, “they are delivered from the noise of the archers in the places of drawing of water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord.”  I have noticed this, that when we can get away from the noise and the distractions of life, the divisions made by various mental and emotional battles, and simply allow God to lead us beside still waters, where we can recount and remember all His righteous acts, that praise comes easy.

With the praise comes instructions for the battle (which is not ours, but His) peace of mind knowing that God will fight for us, and knowing that God has always acted righteously in our case and will continue to do so.  God has promised He would never leave us nor forsake us, so by learning to refuse to consider circumstances, and simply allow ourselves to meet with Him in fellowship and communion, especially around His word, that God will work everything out for our good. There is no benefit in complaining about the circumstance or charging God with unrighteousness.  God is the author of every good and perfect gift, and so when trouble comes, God is always there to direct our footsteps into paths of victory.  Praise still silences the enemy!


What is Abundant Life? by Pastor Jonathan Willey

Jesus said in John 10:10 “the thief cometh not but for to steal, kill and destroy, but I am come that you might have life, and life more abundantly.”  I find it interesting that some people have difficulty understanding this simple statement that Jesus made concerning the role of satan and the role of Jesus Christ the Messiah.

When I discovered that God is a good God, and that He is good all the time, I began to understand that He only wants good things for me and for all His children. The enemy of our soul is the one behind all the evils and ills of this world.  When we search the scriptures with an open mind, we find that God has always been on our side and sent Jesus Christ to the earth to destroy and abolish forever the works of the devil. “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy (abolish, annihilate) the works of the devil. (I John 3:8)

It is not difficult to trust our lives to a good God, a God who wants the best for us always. Likewise it should not be difficult to “resist” the devil in the strength and authority that God gives to every believer. The Apostle Paul said that in all these things we “more than conquerors through Him that loves us.”

The power that God has to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we can ask, think, dream or imagine is linked to our understanding that God loves us, always has and always will. Dare to live the Abundant Life Jesus Christ has provided for you.


Amazing Grace by Pastor Jonathan Willey

“Amazing Grace”

 Today I am so amazed by God’s amazing grace, the grace that saves, heals and restores. “Grace happens here” is a phrase I am continually meditating and rehearsing in my heart and in my confession. When life “happens” to you, remember that God’s Grace is more than enough, not just sufficient, but “more than” whatever has happened.

David understood how the grace and kindness of God had touched his life. In Psalm 18 David says that God had delivered him from his enemies, placed him in a large open space, taught him to wage a good warfare, and that the Grace of God and His condescension had made him “great” and because of that his faith was in God’s Grace.

Jesus demonstrated this grace by preaching the good news, healing the sick, restoring the fallen, giving “second chances” to all who would believe. God is the God who stoops down to our level, because we couldn’t get up to His. Thank Him today for His Amazing Grace!