Happy New Month! Welcome to March! Let us keep marching forward, in spite of….
SERMON “MOVING FORWARD, IN SPITE OF…”
I shared this sermon with you last month and I feel led in my spirit to share it again with you. It is from a sermon that I preached last year entitled “Moving Forward, in spite of….”
The message is based on the Book of Exodus, when Pharaoh and his army pursued the Israelites after they left Egypt. In spite of, they kept moving forward. Let us learn from their example. Do not get stuck on the issues of life. Do not look back. Just keep Moving Forward, in Spite Of. Listen and be blessed. Check it out on my YouTube channel or by clicking below.
HOLDING ON TO HOPE
My Holding on to Hope Weekly Devotion has been an inspiration to many. The testimonies keep pouring in! A new video clip or a post is published every Monday morning on my YouTube channel or Facebook page. Here is last week’s post, that has blessed so many persons over the past week:
THE UNEXPECTED STORM
One morning, a couple of years ago, I woke up; and heard everyone around me talking about a storm that passed so sudden, and unexpected, during the course of the night. There was heavy rain, lightning, thunder, strong winds you name it—it happened. Personally, I had no clue that any of this occurred, because I was fast asleep, all night long, during the “freak storm.” When I arrived at work, my co-workers were talking about the storm. I went on social media; and even there, the storm was a hot topic in many conversations. I was not in a position to say much or comment, as I did not experience the unexpected storm.
The scripture for this devotion is “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isaiah 43:2 (KJV)
In the midst of the storms of life, you can rest assured that God’s got you covered, protected and secured. Sometimes, we might get a warning in advance, saying “the storm is coming, be prepared.” Other times, there are storms that are “unexpected” such a death of a loved one, sickness, financial loss, a family issue and the list go on and on. We cannot stop the storms from coming because THEY WILL COME.
We cannot avoid them either. They come at home, in our families, in marriages, at work, in relationships, and even at church! We have to pass through the storms, we have to pass through the waters, and we have to walk through the fire. But guess what? We are not going through them alone! Our ever present help in times of trouble, is right there beside us! Storms will not overflow us, nor overwhelm us. Be encouraged by the words of this song:
Ride out your storm, for God’s right there with you
You may not feel him; for you’re not alone
You’re hurting now; but your answer is coming
So hold onto Jesus, and ride out your storm
All we have to do is to change our response, because in the midst of any storm, God is still with us. So go through confidently! Pass through confidently and walk through confidently! You can even sleep peacefully, in the midst of the storm. Have a blessed week and remember to bloom where you are planted!
If you have not watched any of the videos from my Online Bible Study (OBS) called Bible Gleaners then you are missing out! What are you waiting for? In case you missed the sessions, you can watch the replays on YouTube or Facebook. As usual, a FREE PDF handout with notes from the study would be available to download from my website. Mark your calendars! The next session is coming up this Thursday 4th March 2021 at 8:00 p.m. EST Caribbean time and the topic will be on the importance of prayer.
LIVE MINISTRY TRAINING
I will be doing a LIVE 1-hour teaching via zoom every quarter. My goal is to train, equip, develop and to sharpen the Kingdom skills of Pastors, Ministers, Leaders, Church Workers, Business Individuals and other interested persons.
The next training is scheduled for Tuesday 25th May 2021 at 8:00 p.m. EST Caribbean Time. The topic is “Ethical Leadership” and the registration will be opened soon. You must register to get the zoom link, as the training will not be live on social media.
CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE!
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REBOOTING YOUR YEAR BOOK
I opened my calendar for bookings for ONLINE EVENTS ONLY, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. For booking inquiries, please email BookingPastorVe@gmail.com.
Download this month’s FREE printable by clicking HERE. It is the handout from December’s Bible Study to equip you to start 2021 right.
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Finally, if there is any topic that you would like me to speak, teach or write about, or if you have a prayer request or a testimony please email VeannaThomasMinistries@gmail.com. Remember to Bloom Where You Are Planted.
Your Kingdom Sister,