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Perfected Praise Purview

During this covid Pandemic crisis we found ourselves in a new normal. Phrases like social distancing and sanitizing became the order of the day. Everything happens for a reason and for a season. The precious time spent in lockdown will one day be a far memory.

With that in mind, I chose to do something memorable with those lockdown hours. Apart from homeschooling and homemaking, I gave myself a target. I will write from the deposits of my spirit, inspiration and insights we need in our daily lives.

In the past few months, by the grace of God, I poured out as the spirit led. Spending hours in prayers and meditation to understand the mystery of Perfected Praise.

Why Perfected Praise?

Every year in the summer we hold a Perfected Praise Summit in our Church. For three days we spend time in the Presence of God, Praising and just ascribing to Him the honor that is due to His name. It is always such a refreshing moment.

However, I believe that it should not only be moments, there is a possibility of developing it to a lifestyle.

I reflected on my life and I realized it is a praise report. Through the pages of this book you will realize that praise should not only be experienced during a worship service. I can’t wait for you to read it!!

Perfected Praise Purview will lead you on a journey through realms and levels of Praise.

Check this space for the updates.

We will have the book ready in three formats.

E-copy through Kindle on Amazon

Audio Copy through iTunes and Audible

PaperBack on Amazon and on this site

Thank you for your continued support and prayers. Your encouragement motivates me to continue serving the purposes of God in our Generation.

Pastor Lucy Paynter.

Need To Vent

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People can get hurt, physically and emotionally—which can then lead to spiritual hurt. 

Proverbs 29:11. 

Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back. 

Name some situations or circumstances when it’s okay to feel angry. 

Remember to focus on the situation, not a person or group of people.  

Examples could be cancer, injustice, pollution, or similar things. 

Anger affects people in different ways. 

When some people get angry, they might want to punch something or throw something. 

Others may want to scream, yell, or stomp their feet. 

Other translations of this verse say that fools give full vent to their anger. 

That means they just let it all out and unload on anyone and everyone that comes near when they’re angry. 

But the last part of that Scripture says that the wise quietly hold it back.  

It doesn’t mean the wise don’t get angry, but they are not the ones who will vomit their anger all over anyone in their way. 

So, what is the difference between the anger that fools vent and the anger of a wise person? 

Let’s look at Jesus. 

When Jesus was angry at the “money-changers” in the Temple, He was angry that they were stealing from people.  

They were treating the Temple as just another way to scam people out of money. 

Similar to those social media scams that say, “Send me $19.95, and I’ll tell you the secret to making millions from the internet.” 

Jesus was angry because what they were doing was not right. 

When you get angry, are you angry at the person or the situation? 
 

A wise person holds their anger back quietly. 

It doesn’t mean that they never feel angry, but they don’t show it very much, very often, or hardly ever at all. 

Since every human being on the planet gets angry, including you and I, here are a couple of things you can do to help manage your emotions: 

Choose your battles. 

Wise people who hold back their anger are able to assess a situation and decide what is worth getting angry about and when they should keep quiet. 

There are things that every Christian should get angry about, and do something about if they can—and if God directs them to take certain actions. 

Even though people can be extremely passionate about situations and issues, remember that people are made in God’s image and we are called to love everyone— even if we disagree with what they stand for or believe in. 

Don’t respond immediately. 

When we face a situation that makes us angry, we naturally want to lash out in the moment.  

But, don’t! 

Take a breath, walk away, do whatever you need to do to keep from responding negatively in the moment of anger. 

Then, once you’ve considered an appropriate, Christ-like response, explain that you are angry at the situation, but not the person. 

For those who may get angry quickly, there are tools you can use to help manage your anger—consider working out or running to let off some steam. 

You can also talk to a trusted adult or friend who will pray with you when you need help. 

Sometimes, even just separating yourself from a situation can make a big difference in how you react. 

You will find that many things are just not worth getting, or staying, angry over. 

God has given us so many tools in His Word that help us in every situation in life. 

His desire is to walk with us through all of our emotions and in every situation. 

God is with you, even when you’re angry and you can always turn to Him to help you. 

Need To Vent

Healthy Relationships

In pursuit of deeper relationships, it is essential to identify some elements that may hinder the progress.
#Selfishness is a major one . Do you have those friends who are only there for what they get from you? As long as the agenda befits them they are all in. When it’s your turn to receive support, advise or you just need to vent and unwind, they are nowhere to be found.
Relationship should be a two way street it is not a one way street. Do not be the dead end, receiving but never giving.
#Say no to shallow relationships.

Dangers of shallow relationships include loneliness even when you are with people. “I am lonely yet am not Alone.”
#Bitterness is spewed by thoughts such as, “nobody really cares about me.” You maybe disgruntled but sincerely you are the one to blame. You receive back what you give. It is okay to be vulnerable in pursuit of depth in relationships.
Next time your friend ask how are you go beyond the ,”I am fine”and “am good” responses. They are very superficial. Try sharing how you really are at the moment. Slowly the depth is gained and the facades is chipped away.
#Say no to shallow relationships.

· Unhealthy #competition is a relationship killer. Such competition breeds from insecurity and leads to power struggles. It is okay to have a friend who is more gifted or talented than you. Instead of competing why not complement each other. Learn to celebrate your friends’ achievements with contentment.
Do you have a friend who when you share an achievement the phrase that comes from their mouths is; “even me my time is coming! ” or “I am planning on doing the same soon”.
Com’on take a moment to congratulate and rejoice with your friends first before you think about yourself.

©Pastor Lucy Paynter
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Is it Right? PASTOR LUCY PAYNTER

Then the Lord said, “ Is it right for you to be angry?” So Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east side of the city. There he made himself a shelter and sat under it in the shade, till he might see what would become of the city. And the Lord God prepared a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be shade for his head to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah was very grateful for the plant. But as morning dawned the next day God prepared a worm, and it so damaged the plant that it withered. And it happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah’s head, so that he grew faint. Then he wished death for himself, and said, “ It is better for me to die than to live.” Then God said to Jonah, “ Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?” And he said, “ It is right for me to be angry, even to death!” But the Lord said, “You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in a night and perished in a night. And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left—and much livestock?” Jonah 4:4‭-‬11 NKJV — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pastor-lucy-paynter/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-lucy-paynter/support
  1. Is it Right?
  2. Gratitude
  3. What We have Heard.
  4. Dealing with Delay
  5. Unnecessary Battles

FIND REST

Is it Right? PASTOR LUCY PAYNTER

Then the Lord said, “ Is it right for you to be angry?” So Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east side of the city. There he made himself a shelter and sat under it in the shade, till he might see what would become of the city. And the Lord God prepared a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be shade for his head to deliver him from his misery. So Jonah was very grateful for the plant. But as morning dawned the next day God prepared a worm, and it so damaged the plant that it withered. And it happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah’s head, so that he grew faint. Then he wished death for himself, and said, “ It is better for me to die than to live.” Then God said to Jonah, “ Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?” And he said, “ It is right for me to be angry, even to death!” But the Lord said, “You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in a night and perished in a night. And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left—and much livestock?” Jonah 4:4‭-‬11 NKJV — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pastor-lucy-paynter/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-lucy-paynter/support
  1. Is it Right?
  2. Gratitude
  3. What We have Heard.
  4. Dealing with Delay
  5. Unnecessary Battles

RESTING IN HIS POWER

The Glory Is His

It should be encouraging that even the heroes of the faith expressed their own misgivings about their abilities. Moses certainly did, and yet of the billions of people who have walked this earth, God chose Him to spotlight for generations to come.

In the Bible, we see time and again how God worked through imperfect vessels to accomplish His great glory.

As one book perfectly summed up, God plus nothing still equals everything.

The flip side of that is that because He’s the One doing the work, it’s not something we can take credit for, no matter how tempting it may be to do so.

Have you ever seen God move so strongly when someone sings a certain song or preaches a certain message and then the person adds that outcome to their resumé?

It becomes like a ‘Big Fish’ story, except the fish in this story is the person. He works through weak vessels in order to receive His proper glory. So we give it to Him.

The assurance from His Word is that He’s going to overshadow our shortcomings and accomplish the outcome He desires if we follow His lead.

Weakness only serves to underscore His power. We can rest, knowing that it’s nothing we can conjure up or manipulate. His Spirit will be at work.

You may feel burdened for a ministry that you’re not prepared for. You don’t feel comfortable in that role. Your ability or lack of it is pronounced and very obvious to all around. If so, you’re in good company. God only expects for you to be obedient, regardless of your comfort level.

He’s got this. Rest in His power.
©Pastor Lucy Paynter

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