North Augusta, South Carolina
From the Pastor’s Desk …..May 2016
It is with great pleasure I pen this documentary for the month of May, Mother’s Day Observant month. In so doing, we are blessed to do so under the theme titled “Take It to The Lord.”
As we concentrate on this theme, we are led of the Spirit to the book of Isaiah, the 10th chapter and the 27th verse. It is there recorded “And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.”
If we are desirous of the burdens and the yoke of Satan being taken away from us and destroyed by and through the anointing, we must remember and apply the 3Rs we shared on the News Year’s Eve, 2015.
If you recall, we shared on New Year’s Eve 2015, that our focus for year 2016, and onward, is to be on the three Rs – Respect, Recover and Restore. We are to respect God, recover our stolen spiritual zest from Satan and restore our rightful relationship with God.
Now! If we are going to take it to the Lord, we must respect Him, know our spiritual stance with Him by and through recovering out spiritual zest from Satan and restoring our rightful relationship with Him.
When we respect God, recover our spiritual zest and restore our relationship with Him, we can take whatever matters that occur in our lives to the Lord, because the Lord is our refuge.
I know the Lord is our refuge because Psalm 16 and verse 1 records “Preserve me, O God, for in you, I take refuge.
Hear me when I say that we must take everything we encounter in our life to the Lord, because the Lord is our refuge.
Before we go further in penning this documentary, we must pause and define the phrase, “Take it to the Lord,” and the term, “Refuge.”
Take it the Lord means to put everything in your life, big or small, into the hands of God. You let go and let God!
Now! In order to put everything encountered in our lives into God’s hand, we have to put our trust and respect in Him, as the Father of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, to know that He has the power to hide us in His pavilion in the time of trouble.
Now! When we know that we know that God, through the blood of Jesus, has the power to hide us in His pavilion in the time of trouble, we will take it the Lord, because He is our refuge.
Now! Before I move further in this message, I must pause to define refuge. Refuge is defined as shelter or protection from danger or distress. Knowing that we are to take it to the Lord is one thing. But, to know that the Lord is our protector from all danger and distress is another thing.
If you would take the time to put the phase, “take it to the Lord,” and the term, “refuge” together, you would know that in the time of danger; in the time of trouble, and in the time of distress, you can take it to the Lord because He is your protector-refuge.
So, I ask you to join with me and let us take it to the Lord because He is our help; He is our joy and He is our protector. I know He is because He preserves us. It was for this reason David recorded in Psalm 16 and verse 2, “I say to the Lord, you are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”
Give ear to me “Mothers” when I say take it to Lord. The Lord is your refuge. Without Him, no good things happen in your life.
So! When you are down to nothing; “Mothers,” take it to the Lord because He is up to something. In the time of danger, trouble and distress, take it to the Lord because He is your protector-refuge. To God be the glory!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Rev. Dr. Alexander Pope, Jr.
Sermon Topic for May 2016
Take It To The Lord
O' taste and see that the Lord is good
First Providence Baptist Church
315 Barton Road
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: (803) 279-8836
Fax: (803) 441-8666