And it was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for works of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, as we mature to the full measure of the stature of Christ.…
On the day of Pentecost 50 days after Easter Sunday (Eastertide) the Holy Spirit poured unto the saints.
Praise God! He loves my church, he protects my church! Hallelujah! My God is good and his favor is upon us! Amen!
Lord I thank you for my trials and tribulations. You have taken me to some off the chain – Job level adversity and I praise God that this is legit the first exam where I trusted you 101% wavering never, but responding to my circumstance with immense joy via praise.
A mighty thing was done – through the example you allowed me to be, I was able to prove the workers of iniquity incorrect. That there is nothing that could convince me to curse my Lord and die. Nah, to God be the Glory.
Because I trusted you. Loved you. Complained and bickered not, you have blessed me, blessed those who I love, blessed my church and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve.
There is rest in the Lord, for now. I will discard the old armor, weathered and beaten down by battle. I will upgrade my barriers – this time a little thicker, more fortified for I am wiser, more forgiving, more faithful.
Your praises and good works shall continually spill from my praise. Your spirit in me shall continue to reverberate and touch others.
Lord I thank you for this season. I thank you for the winter delayed so that I may see the snow a few final times before the sun scorches up the helpmate of atonement.
I will honor you with my life. With my thoughts. With my visions that shall dictate my ambitions.
For you are a good and your mercy endures forever. Glory be the God – your counsel continues to grief our obedience. To God be the Glory, up, up, up we raise you.