Many of you knew my mother, Mina Paille, Pastor of Love & Care Youth Center and Church. She ministered in the inner city of St. Louis for many years until she went to be with Jesus. I'm just sitting here thinking about the goodness of God this evening and praying for our children and grandchildren. She came to mind as I asked Him to place the faith and tenacity that was in her into them. The legacy she left was one of incredible, immovable faith. As I'm thinking of the trials this world holds for their future, I want them to have her enjoyment in the midst of every battle. Crazy huh? As one trial ended she couldn't wait for the next one to begin! You see... she realized something... she understood the love of God mixed with the knowledge of the Word and the power and authority that she'd been given, made her invincible! Those who knew her know the incredible miracles that were manifested in her ministry. She knew nothing was too difficult for our God to perform.
Her relationship with Jesus engrafted into her so much faith in the promises of God that there was never any doubt that He would do what He said He would! Still...why look forward to the trials? She knew that if there was no test, there was no testimony and there's such life changing power that flows from them!! They instilled faith in all that heard them! Revelations 12:11 (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.
That's what I want for my family and that's what I want for you. That you come to know Jesus in such a way that the taunts of the enemy no longer effect your emotions, but they only serve to catapult you deeper into the presence of God and stronger in your faith!
We have so much to learn and so much to share, don't despise your trial but get excited about what your future holds! You were brought to this place to go through to the other side with incredible victory and new found strength! Your testimony will be used to touch and transform lives! Learn every lesson through the process, yield your life to Christ and use the Word and the power and authority you've been given to annhilate the deceiver! The victory is yours!
2 Timothy 1:5 (NKJV) When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 (TPT) But we thank God for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. So now, beloved ones, stand firm, stable, and enduring. Live your lives with an unshakable confidence. We know that we prosper and excel in every season by serving the Lord, because we are assured that our union with the Lord makes our labor productive with fruit that endures.
Romans 8:37-39 (NKJV) Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.