GLORIOUS POWER CHURCH

 

#TurningTestsToTestimonies#Teach !Tell Others.
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
2 Timothy 2:2 KJV
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
2 Timothy 4:5 KJV
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Revelation 12:11 KJV
Telling others your stories of the encounter with Christ prompts the advancement of the Kingdom.
Paul advised Timothy to pass it on to other faithful men who will then teach others the same. And the cycle continues…….
Afflictions and hard times were not an excuse to keep silent…
At all times we have a responsibility to share the love of Christ.
Testify and overcome the urge to look back and the pressure to silence you.
Have you been tempted not to Testify of our Lord Jesus Christ?
Remember it’s not about you, It’s about Him.
Let us make Him known to the Ends of the Earth!!
©Pastor Lucy Paynter

FooD AnD MooD

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Food plays a major role in our lives, and our bodies can never have full functionality without it. Food has the temporary ability to reduce stress, anxiety, and sadness by creating happiness that brings comfort. No wonder a bigger percentage of overeating is more connected to emotions than to hunger.

Developing a good healthy relationship with food is essential for living a balanced life, and requires having healthy boundaries in relating to food as a source of nutritional supply and energy instead of interacting with it as a stress reliever or a monster to avoid.

The body is equipped with an internal system that signals when we need to eat and when we need to stop eating.

Using questions for self-evaluation is vital:

  1. Why I am eating?
  2. Is it because I am hungry or bored?
  3. Is it because I feel stressed or sad?

Connection between moods and food

Monitoring our thought system is paramount in reducing emotional/stress related eating triggers. This is an invitation to understand what’s going on in our thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

We are also able to think about food as an important source of nutrition and not an agent of relieving stress or an enemy that we need to fight through denial.

SOOTHING TECHNIQUES NOT RELATED TO FOOD

“Many eating problems are not really about food. They are about self-soothing. Self-soothing techniques are methods to calm and relax your body and mind, as well as sooth your nerves.” 50 ways to soothe yourself without food – Susan Albers, Psy.D.

Therefore, identifying and utilizing none food related soothing techniques can be a positive mood booster. Here are some techniques that you might find to be helpful:

  1. Journal your thoughts and feelings.
  2. Engage in physical exercise.
  3. Listen to soothing music.
  4. Engage in meditation.
  5. Talk to someone.
  6. Find humor around you and share a joke.
  7. Read an Interesting book or watch a movie.
  8. Be your own masseuse

The power to keep a balance between food and mood is in your hands. Practice tiny steps daily, and soon you will be able to cope with change and the unexpected.

©Lucy Paynter

Mental Health Wellness Ambassador

Middlesex Community College

UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY

There is a way to know the hidden things that may be a mystery to many.
I realized that even though the word speaks of great things that are beyond our imagination, which no eye have seen or no ear have heard.Yet, still, there is a way of knowing the mysteries of the kingdom.Become a friend of the Holy Spirit and become his confidant then revelations becomes your portion.
With divine revelations, you will tread where many fear to tread.
With divine revelations, you will speak with grace and wisdom.
With divine revelations, you will plant when others say there is no rain and receive a harvest.
With divine revelations, you will boldly declare where others see giants that we are well able to overcome and possess our inheritance.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
1 Corinthians 2:9‭-‬10 KJV
©Pastor Lucy Paynter.

Measure of FAITH

A man’s progress can only be determined by their measure of FAITH.
Our God is just and true.The smallest measure of FAITH is the size of a mustard seed.Yet it has ability to produce great results to those who posses and exercise it. God’s judgement will use the measure of FAITH to determine our works.Paul the apostle understood the complexity of FAITH and urged the brethren in Romans 12:3,
“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.”
Does the measure of FAITH equals the WORKS?
With this in mind no one is in a position to boast or be prideful.
Matthew 17:20
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
With the measure of a mustard seed mountains are moved!
Impossibility is erased from your vocabulary!
What’s your Measure of FAITH?
What’s your Manifestations of FAITH?
What’s your Mountains awaiting your Mustard seed FAITH?
It is Time to Manifest use the Measure of FAITH to Glorify God.
© Pastor Lucy Paynter.

Forget Not

 

 

Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul, And all that is [deep] within me, bless His holy name. Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul, And do not FORGET any of His benefits;
PSA 103:1‭-‬2 AMP.Forgetting where one has come from leads to pride and then downfall.

Forgetting what the Lord has done for you in the past saps praise from you and give room to murmuring.

Forgetting what friends or family did for you when you were down led to shattered relationships and exposure to scrutiny.
Choose not to forget, and your heart will flow with thanksgiving, encouragement, and motivation to many.
I choose to remember what God has done for me.
I choose to remember the people who have stood with me.
I choose to remember and I give God all the glory.
I choose to remember and teach and tell my kids that God is faithful, there are gifted people who God position in your life in the times of need.
I choose to remember…
-©Pastor Lucy Paynter.

WElcoming New Year

Pastor Lucy Paynter

2016 is almost over, and 2017 is coming.

An illustration of a room with an open door and the world in front of it. Stock Illustration - 9353164
Every time you go through a door, there is a change of environs.
From outside to inside or from one room to another.
You cannot be at two places at the same time.
But we have a tendency of bringing something with us to the next level as well as leaving behind something.
Look back and choose carefully what to carry along and what to leave behind.
Some burdens are weighty, and they sap our energy preventing us to be productive. That which is and was beyond your control. That which is and was frustrating you. That which is and was a constant reminder of your failures and shortcomings. Leave it all Behind!
Some aspects and memories are worthy to be cherished. They refresh and rejuvenates you giving you the energy to keep going. Such memoirs are a keeper.Hold on them to…

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WElcoming New Year

2016 is almost over, and 2017 is coming.

An illustration of a room with an open door and the world in front of it. Stock Illustration - 9353164
Every time you go through a door, there is a change of environs.
From outside to inside or from one room to another.
You cannot be at two places at the same time.
But we have a tendency of bringing something with us to the next level as well as leaving behind something.
Look back and choose carefully what to carry along and what to leave behind.
Some burdens are weighty, and they sap our energy preventing us to be productive. That which is and was beyond your control. That which is and was frustrating you. That which is and was a constant reminder of your failures and shortcomings. Leave it all Behind!
Some aspects and memories are worthy to be cherished. They refresh and rejuvenates you giving you the energy to keep going. Such memoirs are a keeper.Hold on them to the next level. For they will come in handy when the going gets tough. Like David you can say, “I slew a bear, I have killed a lion with my bare hands who is this uncircumcised Philistines that defies the armies of the Lord.”
Happy New and Productive 2017!!
@Pastor Lucy Paynter

Jump out before it is too late.

My dear friend,
Put a frog in a vessel of water and start heating the water.
As the temperature of the water rises, the frog is able to adjust its body temperature accordingly.
The frog keeps on adjusting to the increase in temperature…
Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog is not able to adjust anymore…
At that point, the frog decides to jump out… The frog tries to jump but is unable to do so, because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the rising water temperature…
Very soon the frog dies.
What killed the frog?
Many of us would say the boiling water…
But the truth is what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when it had to jump out. We all need to adjust to people and situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust and when we need to confront/face.
There are times when we need to face the situation and take the appropriate action…
If we allow people to exploit us physically, mentally,
emotionally or financially, they will continue to do so…
We have to decide when to jump.
Let us jump while we still have the strength.
Think of It !!
God be with you as you make that decision.

© Pst. Lucy Paynter

10 Way to Build and Preserve Better Boundaries

For Thanksgiving holidays it is a season of meeting with family and spending time together. It is time to check those boundaries to avoid emotional stress and fatigue. 1. Know your limits. You can’…

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