Posted on: April 7, 2020 Posted by: PastorLucyPaynter Comments: 2
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Three weeks on lockdown has done a number on many of us. On Saturday Patience, ( my daughter) came marching in the dinning room and made a declaration. ” Tomorrow I will get up, shower and dress up and then walk to Precious(my son) room for church service.” We all bursted in laughter but as a mother I understand her frustration. I have been feeling the same way. On Sunday as true to her words, Patience dressed up in one of her elegant gowns and walked to her brother’s room where the computer has been set up for them to join the Church service via zoom.

My clan.much love.

We are blessed as a church to have online platforms to broadcast our services. We have a Facebook page, YouTube channel, a zoom account and a Conference line among others. Our Services model have changed, it’s more prayers and checking in with each other than the Praise and worship extended sessions as the norm.

We did not adjust by choice but it’s by circumstances. We tried the norm one Sunday as our Praise and Worship leader Min. SaMSoft led us and we all sang either a few seconds earlier or late. It was such an uncoordinated melody. But I know that God appreciated our efforts. We are still trying to figure out how to sing in unison while on Conference call and others are in zoom.

There are many chronicles of covid 19 quarantine that each of us can record or relate. Let me not get started on homeschooling and it’s challenges. Life as we knew has changed. It feels like we are on Summer vacation but minus the fun activities which always include outdoors and travel.

As I was analyzing this, I wondered how much complaining has filled up the atmosphere. I realized that what any of us is either sad or frustrated with might be someone else prayers. I may be frustrated about homeschooling my kids, (main reason is the maths and the new formulas I know nothing about) but there is a couple somewhere who have no kids. I get to stay at home but there are others who have to go to work no matter what. Add to the list………Let us reduce the complaining.

On the other hand I know that God is working. But when faced with trouble we tend to just see the problem. But I believe that even though we cannot see God at work with our natural eyes, there is another realm where our spiritual eyes become enlightened and we see that He is working everything out for our good.

The servant of the man of God got up early and went out, and behold, there was an army with horses and chariots encircling the city. Elisha’s servant said to him, “Oh no, my master! What are we to do?” Elisha answered, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “Lord , please, open his eyes that he may see.” And the Lord opened the servants eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire surrounding Elisha.
2 Kings 6:15‭-‬17 AMP

Just like the servant in the above text may our eyes be open that we may see. This is my prayer for you and me.

©Pastor Lucy Paynter

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  1. Great message. We are actually stewards of the mysteries of God. He reveals His secrets to us and does nothing before informing his servants.

    1 Corinthians 4:1
    Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

    IRENE KENYA

    1. PastorLucyPaynter – I'm a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i's And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise. Sometimes I wonder, 'if I'd become everything I wanted as a girl, Would I be better than this or caught up in a different whirl?' I close my eyes and hear the voices of those who look up to me, The hopeful eyes in their pictures.....I think I can see what they see, I want to wake up one morning and see the people I care about happy. I'm a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i's And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise. I pretend I'm not hurt even when I am, 'Cause when fighting ain't an option,the least we can do is keep calm. There're times when I feel terribly overwhelmed, But bless everything through which I've helmed, There's been God, there's been you, to pull me through. I oft'n worry that the things I so believe in may not be true, And you can trust me to cry at the idea of failing in what I set out to do. I'm a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i's And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise. I understand that it's hard to please everyone, But if I could, there's nothing I'd want more than to see a smile on the face of every man. I believe and so say everyone deserves a second chance, I judge not...at least never at first glance. I dream of the day when I can look at my life and say 'this is where I wanted to be. I have, I do, I always will try the best in everyone to see, And I hope at the end of my life, I will not have left a trail of broken hearts behind me.
      PastorLucyPaynter says:

      Very true

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