Pastor Lucy Paynter
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KEEP MOVING

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
Proverbs 16:3 NIV


Do not say 2020 was a wasted year!.. It started like any other year but a global pandemic brought everything to a standstill but time never stopped.  The hours went to days, weeks, to months and now 2020 is almost over.

At first I was startled like everybody else and spent the first few weeks complaining or completely worried.
Then one day, I looked up and realized that a month has just gone by and we may not know how long this will go on.


I  remember looking at the calendar and asking myself what did I do with April? I have been on lockdown but how comes I allowed my brain to be on lockdown? I  stood there and I  addressed the calendar and declared, I  maybe on lock down or curfew or red zone,social distancing,  mask era or whatever terms we have gotten used to but I refuse to have any of those terms dominate my mind.!


I am sure you have heard of the terms, when life gives you lemon make lemonade.  Or when the enemy throws stones at you use them to build something.  You can add your quotes here …..


Eventually,  I stopped complaining and worrying and deciding to do what the time was doing.  Keep Moving. 

I kept moving.  The goals I had for 2020 although they had been delayed,  I resumed working on them and kept moving.  I completed my Book Perfected Praise Purview before the deadline because I Kept moving.


Today I  want to encourage someone to do as I did,  I  was inspired by Time it keeps moving no matter.  Do not worry about 2021 or what it will bring.  Do not be afraid of planning and committing those plans to God.
KEEP  MOVING.


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Presence versus Presents

The best gift of this holiday season is to spend time with the one you love.  I know we all go an extra mile this season and use money to buy gifts but nothing beats spending quality time with those dear ones.

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My Love

My childhood memories of this holiday season entails more of the things we did together as a family not necessarily the gifts I got. The tradition or let me call it the family norm of Maina’s Family was to receive a new outfit every Christmas. There was no feigning surprise or checking under a tree, to see if Santa brought you something.  We knew the truth,  Mum and Dad went shopping on Christmas eve and got the six of us what would be our next Sunday best for a whole year. Considering,  the weight of matter, the choice was not easily made and so they would spend hours shopping.  Looking back at how precise and accurate they were, I feel greatly indebted to them. On Christmas morning we would all dress up and attend the Christmas service.  I  loved Christmas service because it was the only service in a year we got driven to church as a family.  All the other sundays we got up and walked to church for either Sunday school or those teens service and mum and Dad would drive to church later for second service with the baby. But Christmas Service was no separation it was a family service.

Now you know why at Glorious Power Church we do not hold sunday school or Tweens and Teens on Sundays but on Saturdays, so that no child will feel what we felt on Sundays. To me Sundays are family Days.

From the service things just got better,  mum and dad allowed us to participate in the cooking and Christmas was always the day we ate more than we needed. From the era of record player to cassette player music and dance always crowned the day.

To the Maina’s Family it was not about the gifts it was always about having time together as a family.  Last year I  shared with you a tradition that mum introduced later on when God continued to bless us.

https://pastorlucypaynter.com/2019/12/25/christmas-traditions/

We learn from our parents mostly through observation and just like the other tradition we borrowed, we can borrow this one too.

During my years of youth and Teens ministry, the words used as the title of this article have been said more times as a form of a complaint. As a parent I understand we may not be able to be there 24/7 for the children but just like my parents did we can create special memories where they have our undivided attention.

As we give gifts let’s add time to the receiver. The gift of time is not only wonderful to children but to all people, your spouse, your friends, relatives, neighbors.

Merry Christmas and Remember to give not only gifts but Time.

Merry Christmas
LAUGHTER

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Proverbs 17:22 KJV

Sarah’s laugh, or that of skepticism. 


“A time to weep, and a time to laugh”

(Ecclesiastes 3:4).

I.   The laughter of unbelief, Genesis 18:11-15;
Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.  Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my Lord being old also?  And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?  Is any thing too hard for the Lord ? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.  Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
Genesis 18:11‭-‬15 KJV
Luke 8:52-56;
And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.  And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.  And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.  And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.  And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.
Luke 8:52‭-‬56 KJV
Christmas Traditions

A Merry Christmas to you all my

friends is what I wish you. I am grateful for the gift of love and family. Christmas season has always been a special day to me from my childhood. My parents traditionally bought us a new outfit every Christmas for as long as I can remember. On the Christmas eve we would all try on our new clothes to ensure they fit. On Christmas Morning, dressed up and jubilant we would attend the Christmas Service. After church we would head home prepared to eat all kinds of delicacies and food prepared by our mum.
I remember one Christmas that my mum invited the street kids to our house. This time they had bought clothes of different sizes and the street kids showered in our house got a change of clothes and joined us for the Christmas party. We had so much fun playing in the compound with these kids. I remember pausing,looking around and noting that the street kids are just like us. Before that I always feared them and made sure that I avoid being close to them when we went to the market.
Unfortunately after Christmas they had to go back to the streets but my parents assured them that they can always come over on Saturdays to shower and have meals with us.It became our new tradition.
That Christmas changed my perspective.
What is your Christmas tradition? Do you have memories you can share?
#MerryChristmass

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