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Rock Report by Pastor Paul

This is a blog that comes from my personal devotions each day. It will also include sermons as I have to delete them from the audio section of the website. This blog will also keep you up to date with what is happening at the Rock in Strathroy Ontario 

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    Time Flies

    June 11, 2013

    Today I want to get back on track. I took a break from writing my blog as my head seemed a little mushy. I told myself I would stop and give myself a rest but all of a sudden almost two months have gone by. For me writing my blog helps me express my thoughts and if it helps you that is a bonus. The goal is for us all to grow. I always journal when I do my devotions. Writing this blog is just another means of discipline for me. The goal here is not to have you follow my writings but for you to be inspired to write for yourself about your own growth thus helping those around you. It is amazing how easy it is to stop but at the same time how easy it is to get going again. Sometimes it just takes a blank page and start typing.

                Part of my stopping has been a spiritual battle I have been going through for almost a year. Our church is praying for revival and I do not believe satan is very happy about that. He has no power over the outcome but he is very good at taking our focus off Jesus Christ and getting us to focus on other things.  1 John 4:4 “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” We are in the midst of some very powerful spiritual warfare. Because of this we must focus on God’s word and walk the straight and narrow path.

                Today I am asking for your prayers, as one of my weaknesses is my weight. I have battled this for a long time. Over the last year you would think I was trying to gain as much weight as I could. At this point my weight is affecting me with very little energy and is not good for my overall health. I have been very discouraged about this and has put me on a spiral, which for me causes me to gain more weight. I have called out to God and have been upset that he did not answer me in my time. (BAD MOVE) This results in an overwhelming doubt that comes over me for which I have repented. For me it comes because I am preaching about something I have never experienced and that is revival. This is not some conspiracy theory I have made up but right from the gospel. I am excited for our church, as we seem to be in one accord as we call out to God to hear our cry. The good news is God said seek me and you will find me, so we are. I have let some doubt about this get me down. Trust me when I say revival is foreign language in the church today. But the good news is, there is a remnant of people calling on God to restore the church to where we should be. Every time I think, is this really going to happen I read a verse that admonishes me and straightens me out. The bottom line is I will not turn from scripture so we persevere.

                If you are battling a stronghold in your life, wait on the Lord and He will lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.” So today I will continue to hold on to the word of God, preach the gospel and call out to God for revival. As David said, Psalm 27:13-14 “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” I agree with David that we will see the goodness of God in the land of the living.