FROM THE PASTOR’s DESK
To the Faithful Members and Friends of The Light & Life Full Gospel Fellowship Landor Road, grace and peace be multiplied to you. This month we grieve the death of Sister Maureen Lawrence & Brother Patrick Richards. They will be greatly missed . God has called them home and we rejoice in the knowledge that they had committed their lives to God.
I read the following and I want to use this as encouragement for this month
Getting Out of the Valley
Psalm 8 v 1. “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth. You have set Your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him?”
Did you catch the word that changes the view? Praise: That is focusing on the size of your God instead of the size of your problems, reminding yourself of the great things God is to you and the great things He has done for you, and celebrating who is really in charge in these circumstances. Praise actually has the power to “silence the foe and the avenger.” Satan can’t stand to be around you when you’re praising your Lord. And praise takes away the negative attitudes and the discouragement that our enemy loves to work with.
Discouragement and depression, they themselves are “foes” and “avengers” in our lives. And the darkness of the valley often causes us to succumb to our dark side, to emotional paralysis, or to giving up, until we make the choice to climb up on the mountain that takes us above all that – Praise Mountain. You may not feel like praising God, you probably don’t. That’s when you need to praise God the most. It’s a conscious choice to begin saying and singing God’s praises instead of your complaints. Start celebrating the many ways that God has worked over the months. We will have our down days and up days but God will see to it that, if we trust and obey we will prevail. Be encouraged, we will do great things and prevail. One with our God is a majority. No good thing will He withhold when we trust and obey
Thank you to Members and friends of LLFGF-Landor Road for your continued support and commitment. Have a blessed and prosperous month.
I pray that the Month of May will be a time of peace and victory.
Senior Pastor Herma Buttler