Pastor Lucy Paynter
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Test of Abundance pt 1

Today I want to start by stating something that may sound like a cliché, especially for us believers.

That everything our God does is for a reason. Everything in His design has its own end. His commands, His deeds… everything that has its origin in God has an object, and a reason for being how and where it is. It’s supposed to exhibit something; to tend to something with a higher purpose. His deeds are ordained to answer to His original design for them. But our capacity for freewill often makes us miss out on this design.


And so for the next ten days, we’re going to look into this purpose, and more so with regards to the abundance that we’re launching into the deep for, this year. We need to know how we’re supposed to behave when we get to that level. Because God isn’t going to bless us for the mere sake of it or simply because we asked for it? There’s a purpose beyond our own interests. God expects something of us at that level?


And so to start off on our series this month which we’re calling the Test of Abundance, we’re going to look at a text we read last month on DAY 3 of Launching in to the Deep: Luke 5:4-7. And Luke says, towards the end of the text, that after they had launched into the deep as the Lord had commanded, they caught a great multitude of fish and called out to those in other ships. They beckoned unto them to join in and load the fish into their own boats. And this is where I want us to put our focus on because therein lies the perfect domino effect of a believers life. They needed a catch, and the Lord gave them a condition, a command to launch into the deep. And they obeyed and got their hearts desires.

But does it end there? No! Verse 7 carries a test. The Test of Abundance whose results are hinged on how they do in that test.


And Simon knows better than to keep everyone else from the limelight. He knows better than to hoard the blessings all to himself. He beckons the other ships to join in!

And this is where we fail most as believers. We pray for blessings, we pray for abundance, and the Lord is gracious enough to invite us into His secret places of abundance. He opens the seasons of abundance to us. But what do we do with it? We fail the test! We get excited. We become selfish. We forget how we were in the previous season and those who’re where we were back then. We want the limelight all to ourselves.


We want everybody to see how different things are for us that we forget there is a higher purpose for what God bestows upon us. We forget that everything that has its origin in God has a purpose. An original design to which we must subscribe.

And I want us to reflect and ask ourselves today; Are we failing the test? Are we missing out on the end goal of our blessings? 

What is the purpose of what God is doing for us? May we learn to look beyond the edges of our own needs this year. To notice and beckon unto the next man or woman to join in on what the Lord is going to do for us this year.

Podcast Platforms

Dear Friend,  on May 26th 2020,  I  began the Daily Insights Podcast with the aim and purpose to inspire and share insights that empower us to continue serving the Purposes of God in our Generation.  It has been a journey which began with 5  to 10 daily listeners on one platform.  Over the months we have experienced growth not only in numbers of daily listeners but also in the distribution platforms. We are now available on 20 podcast Platforms 👏👏👏 for the glory of God. I urge you to team up with me in sharing the Daily Insights with your circles of friends.  Here are the links of the Distribution platforms.

APPLE PODCAST
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pastor-lucy-paynter/id1516483724

SPOTIFY
https://open.spotify.com/show/17mtNcmEcWUErO2z28Hfpm?si=Y2cH-kCSRLCultSHSxOnmA

STITCHER
https://www.stitcher.com/show/pastor-lucy-paynter

CASTRO
https://castro.fm/podcast/e4ab044a-9cc1-4718-8b42-64bbb5a7da1c

CASTBOX
https://castbox.fm/va/3098291

PODCAST ADDICT
https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3174121

PODCAST INDEX
https://podcastindex.org/podcast/1333663

POCKET CAST
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PODCHASER
https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/pastor-lucy-paynter-1566918

DEEZER
https://www.deezer.com/us/show/2039302

PLAYER.FM
https://player.fm/series/pastor-lucy-paynter

PODFRIEND
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GOOGLE PODCAST

https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yMzRjYjA5NC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

BREAKER
https://www.breaker.audio/pastor-lucy-paynter

OVERCAST
https://overcast.fm/itunes1516483724/pastor-lucy-paynter

RADIO PUBLIC
https://radiopublic.com/pastor-lucy-paynter-G37JVD

ANCHOR.FM
https://anchor.fm/pastor-lucy-paynter

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Thank you for your continued support and encouragement as we continue to serve the Purposes of God in our Generation. For financial support you can use this link anytime.  Blessings and shalom.

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Introduction

Hello,
My name is patience, Paynter. I am a Christian, a pastor’s kid ( pastor Lucy Paynter) and above all, I am a minister of God. I am a Sunday school teacher and I will focus this blog to reach many kids and younger people. I am a second-year biology major student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
In this blog, we will have open discussions on the questions you may have regarding your faith. What are some of the questions you have, do you have any doubts, let us share here and discuss them. The main reference and the answer to all the questions will be in the bible.

A letter from the boy child

Dear you,,,, yes, you,,,,,all of you.
I hope this gets to you in time, and there’s something you can do.
They call me The Boy and back then I used to be considered a blessing.
I’m writing to tell you…no, to remind you how I’ve been progressing.
My mother and sisters love to believe I’m growing up in a patriarchal society,
And all I have to do is be a man, that’s their definition of reality.
My aunt thinks I’m programmed to bottle up my pain and anguish,
To suffer in silent agony, she says, will cure my sister’s languish.
I don’t understand what I did wrong. I’m just a child lost in neglect,
Why can’t even dad see how much my life has become wrecked?
I watch the sun go down hoping you’ll reach out, though you are disinclined.
What in God’s name did I do to warrant being left behind?
Why fight to rescue my sister only to start pushing me into the shell?
When it can’t contain me anymore, how will words dispel what you know so well?
I’m struggling enough to grow into a man, just let me anchor unto thee.
All I need is someone to empower and to mentor but not to suffocate me.
You have abandoned me and left me to succumb to destitution,
Desperately searching in the eyes of the society for consolation.
And all you’ve fed me is depression, hopelessness and loneliness.
If I grow messed up, will you seek my redemption and salvation or your forgiveness?
You’re busy breeding an angry, marginalized generation of men,
Vascillating between climbing out at any cost and embracing the glen.
Was what I’ve become unexpected after being so unloved, unwanted?
Could a boy grow up in a world full of uncertainties and not come out blunted?
I hope this gets to you in time, and there’s something you can do.
Yours Desperately,
The Boy.
©Maina​

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