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The higher the building, the deeper the foundation.

Sometimes we wonder why some take so long before realizing their gifts or talents.

Other times we struggle to get to the peak of success in a speedy way.

Living in a racing world and in an electronic era, we tend to forget that babies are not automatically grown from birth to adulthood.

There is birth, nurturing, growth from level to level unto maturity.The same applies to talents, gifts, and callings.

The higher the expectations, the deeper the foundation.

Jesus Christ lived for 30 years before His ministry of 3 years.The impact is felt up to today.

Noah built an ark for 120 years; that was used for 40 days.It’s not the time spent in preparation that matters but how efficient ist the outcome, after all, is said and done.

Remember for one story building you just need to lay a foundation for sky scrappers the foundations are dug deeper and deeper before the building goes up and up.

Establish your foundations, and the storms of life will not shake you.

©Pastor Lucy Paynter.

 

 

 

 

 

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Be RELEVANT

Everyone has a need to be needed.

Sometimes the people who needed you may need you no more,

When it dawns own you that you are no longer useful to them anymore,

Take account of your stay or time spent with them.

Transition to the next level of assignment has been the root of stress to many,

Change has been unacceptable to many even when change is inevitable,

A mother who can not let go of her grown up children still wants to feed them check on them, and soon it becomes a source of conflicts……Mamas let go, them .give em space and remain relevant to them.In times of need, they will call and say, mamma, I love you or mama I need your advice.

Fathers, It goes without saying, not many would do like the father of the prodigal son, Many wants to give inheritance to your children on your death bed. Unfortunately, many die before writing a will and all the wealth accumulated over your years is dispersed and gone within a short while. Let go and remain relevant to em ,

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Bounce… Back …From… Rejection…..

I Love You. Go Away.

It’s not you. It’s me.
I swear it’s not you. It’s me.
Well, it’s a little you.
Who am I kidding? It’s so you.
In fact, if you weren’t you, we would still be us.

Does this sound familiar? Have you been the recipient of this peppy little oratory? It’s called rejection, and if you have a pulse, you’ve probably experienced it.

Someone once told me that life is merely a series of rejections until we reach the end when life itself rejects us, and we die. He wasn’t a glass-half-full kind of guy. But he had a point.

Rejection takes many forms: The baseball team, the credit card, the college, the club, the clique, the loan, the job. All of these and so much more are fraught with the danger of rejection.

But then there’s the mama of all rejections. The bone-crushing, soul-sapping, mind-blowing, heartbreaking rejection. And it usually starts with these words: “I love you.” And it ends with: “Go away.”

Well, maybe not those exact words, but the meaning is clear. A moment ago, I thought you were the love of my life, but now I know you’re the mistake of my life. In other words, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

And there we stand, the rejectees, our mouths hanging open, our hips bruised from being blindsided. We didn’t see it coming. Didn’t you just say how wonderful I am? Wasn’t love mentioned just hours ago? Didn’t I recently hear something about being beautiful, perfect, a soul mate?

And after we recover from the initial shock and can draw breath again, we might negotiate: I don’t have to be me, we might say. I can change, be a whole different me. Anything not to be rejected by you.

from the blog www.stuckincustoms.com

From the blog http://www.stuckincustoms.com

“I Love You. Go Away. | Huffington Post.”. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2016 <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elise-sax/how-to-deal-with-rejection_b_2768498.htm&gt;.

Reflections

 

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I imagined how Jesus lived everyday during his ministry with Judas.Jesus knew that his purpose will be fulfilled through Judas.
When calling the apostles Jesus didn’t postpone Judas appointment.Yet Jesus Knew

When assigning responsibility
Judas was an office bearer in Jesus ministry, The treasurer of His ministry was Judas.Yet Jesus Knew.
Judas motives and love of money was in display when a woman with expensive perfume worshipped at Jesus feet.He complained of the act and monetarized the worship to be worthy two hundred denari.Judas hid behind the mask of helping the poor.Yet Jesus Knew.
Judas was ensnared by what he loved most…Money.Thirty pieces of silver would increase the treasury, his ministry would increase.Simply by a kiss and the increase would happen.Yet Jesus Knew.
What do you do with the Judas of your life?
How did Jesus live with Judas in his life?

©Pastor Lucy Paynter

I am

img-20160904-wa0028I’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.

©Pastor Lucy Paynter

 

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