The “But God” Clause…

Good morning, Precious Family:

I pray you are all safe and at a place of peace being assured that God has already taken care of everything. You can relax and trust that what it looks like now is not the end of the story. Always remember to leave room for God. I call it the “But God” Clause. It may have looked bleak and unsolvable with no way out…..BUT GOD turned it around and made a way out of no way!!!

Is something in your life that seems so much bigger than what you can handle? Have you given whatever it is over to God?

I have told several people before that my name is not God for a reason. I do not pretend to be God, nor do I try to stand in God’s way. I was created in the image of God, but I am not equal to God. There is HUGE difference between the two. I was created to worship and love God, to do His will, and to spread the Love and Good News of the Gospel of Christ Jesus.

Psalm 85:8-13

New International Version

I will listen to what God the Lord says;
    he promises peace(A) to his people, his faithful servants—
    but let them not turn to folly.(B)
Surely his salvation(C) is near those who fear him,
    that his glory(D) may dwell in our land.

10 Love and faithfulness(E) meet together;
    righteousness(F) and peace kiss each other.
11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
    and righteousness(G) looks down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed give what is good,(H)
    and our land will yield(I) its harvest.
13 Righteousness goes before him
    and prepares the way for his steps.

Today’s worship video is from John Waller and is entitled, But God. Listen and enjoy. May you hold onto the words of this song and remember that God is your fortress and strength. Amen.

#JohnWallerMusic #JohnWaller #ChristianMusic

Be blessed and be still and know,

Rev. Marcia Davis

Give Thanks…

Good morning, Beloved Family:

Happy Thanksgiving. This week, I was leading a group counseling session with a precious group of kids. We talked about what it meant to be thankful and what emotions you feel when you are thankful. The kids shared beautiful answers.

I will ask the same questions to all of you. What are you thankful for and what does being “Thankful” mean to you? King David was a man that truly loved God. He had so much to be thankful for because God changed his life.

One of the ways David showed his thanks to God was  through the Book of Psalms. David’s words are from the heart of a true worshipper.

Psalm 100

New International Version

Psalm 100

A psalm. For giving grateful praise.

Shout for joy(A) to the Lord, all the earth.
    Worship the Lord(B) with gladness;
    come before him(C) with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.(D)
    It is he who made us,(E) and we are his[a];
    we are his people,(F) the sheep of his pasture.(G)Enter his gates with thanksgiving(H)
    and his courts(I) with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.(J)
For the Lord is good(K) and his love endures forever;(L)
    his faithfulness(M) continues through all generations.

May you be blessed today. Whether you are alone or surrounded by friends and family, I pray that your heart is filled with Thankfulness to God. I know that I am thankful for each of you reading this post. You are surrounded by love, both seen and unseen. You are never alone.

With love and thanksgiving,

Rev. Marcia Davis

Perfectly Loved…

Good morning, Precious Family:

I greet you this morning with the never-ending, infinite and perfect love of God, in Christ Jesus.

In a world where everything about us is judged, scrutinized, and laid bare, it is so good to know that through the Blood of Jesus we are perfectly loved.

The Word of God is the best love story ever written. What other love story do you know of someone being willing to lay down their life even before you have met.

1 John 4:7-11

New King James Version

Knowing God Through Love

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

On a very personal note, I have the great honor, privilege, and pleasure to be married to an amazing African American man. Whenever he leaves our home I always want him to carry with him that he is perfectly loved. I want him to know no matter what the world dishes out, whenever he returns home Jesus and I will be waiting to love him all over again. No matter what the world tells him he is my kind of perfect.

Beloved, may your encounters with your family be surrounded in love. May hope and grace abound in your life.

Be abundantly blessed,

Rev. Marcia Davis

Let Love Lead…

Greetings Precious Family:

Greetings, Precious Family:

First, don’t panic. Our trust has never been in man, but it has always been in God. Ok, so now I will back track. Yesterday, many states around the country had their mid-term election. Some folks woke up this morning happy and some woke up sad, disappointed, and concerned. Hence, my opening sentence of “Don’t Panic.”

Our lives are lived for God. Our walk is in the shadow of Christ. Our guidance is from our dependence on the internal leading of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.

Do we want a repeat of rouge Americans storming the Capital, of course not. Our country was built on democracy. The will of the people, for the people and by the people. ALL PEOPLE. Anything else is not a true reflection of our founding fathers.

What is our role as Christians? We are to show love, mercy, grace, long suffering, patience, kindness and hope. Any other characteristic is not a true reflection of Christ.

Here is my question to all of us who say we love God. Who is the ruler over your life? Is your ruler a political figure or is it God Almighty? Is your ruler your emotions or is it the Word of God? We all have room to grow.

My prayer, for each of our journeys’ on the Path, is that before people see us they see Jesus. May those you meet be better because of how you treated them. No matter what person’s color, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, or (insert differences here), their encounter with us should be the same. May how we treat them, as representatives of the Cross, be the same. Only God can change a person’s heart. Our job is to love first. Period.

Colossians 3:1-4

English Standard Version

Put On the New Self

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your[a] life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

In closing, may the love of God lead you in every single area of your live. Leave no parts hidden away. Love with all of you. Love with your liver. Love with your eyes. Love with your smile. Love with your feet. Love with your hands. Watch how your life will change once you make a choice to love.

Go in peace. while loving, serving, and praising the Lord.

Rev. Marcia Davis

Flight Crew

Good morning, Beautiful Family:

Another Wednesday is upon us already. I hope you have had an amazing week since the last time we spoke. I’m so very grateful for each of you. I praise God for how the Light inside each of you is shinning so brightly and changing the world around you, in Jesus name.

I pray that you are surrounding yourself with people who encourage you to be your very best. I pray that your circle of people pushes you to go to higher levels and they don’t allow you to be comfortable or complacent for too long.

The people who encourage, push, cheer, and challenge me to be better are who I call my Flight Crew. They are not responsible for giving me my wings, but they are responsible for reminding me that I have wings and teaching me how to use them.

My Flight Crew are the people God has placed throughout different seasons of my life who helped to teach me how to use my wings, either by example or instruction. They have taught me how to use my wings to push off the ground as well as how to land. They have taught me how to turn my body and wings so that I can make sharp turns and deep dives. They are the people that have reminded me that it was God who gave me my wings for a reason and they help lead me even closer to Him.

I learned the importance of learning my Flight Manual, which is the Word of God, inside and out. I have the Flight Tower (Jesus) and Air Traffic Control (The Holy Spirit) always in my ear letting me know how to navigate my assigned mission. They always let me know when it’s time to refuel, rest, and get my scheduled maintenance.

Isaiah 40:28-31

New King James Version

28 Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

This week’s worship video is from Colton Dixon. I love the heart of this song as it is a reminder that we were Made To Fly.

COLTON DIXON

Be blessed family and have an amazing week. I look forward to seeing you next Wednesday. Until we meet again, go in peace while serving and praising the Lord.

Thanks be to God,

Rev. Marcia Davis