Calling wrong, right....

If you maintain that something you've done is right even though it is wrong you are following your flesh not the Holy Spirit!! When this is happening it means that you think you are following the light but you are actually following the darkness because you are justifying your fleshly desire rather than facing the truth and crucifying the flesh!!! Our flesh can be very religious thereby blinding us to the TRUTH! Wrong doesn't automatically become ok just because you want it to and it makes you feel good!!

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
(‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭5:20‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

"But if thine eye be evil, thy WHOLE body shall be full of DARKNESS . If therefore the light (guiding force) that is in thee be darkness, how GREAT is that darkness!" ‭‭(Matthew‬ ‭6:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

Don't be deceived by your religious flesh because if your flesh has convinced you that "it's" ok, then you are in trouble!!! God have Mercy!!!

I Believe,
Pastor Scott L. Boatner

Where are you?

You will lean toward the path your mind is already traveling!! You will go where your thoughts take you unless you make a deliberate decision to say NO!!
If you do not read the Word and allow the Holy Spirit to work in you according to the Word you will soon lose sound Spiritual judgement. It happens in baby steps but you will begin to justify your fleshly desires!! In a matter of time you will begin to think wrong is right so you won't feel guilty about your fleshly choices!! You will eventually be a long way from home and all alone!!

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Pastor Scott L. Boatner

What have you allowed to walk in your front door?

Child molestation usually happens in the house they live in so therefore their home, the "safe place" has been violated!!! All manner of TRUST has been broken that may never be restored because the hurt is too deep! When you allow something UNWHOLESOME to walk in through your front door thinking he, she or it's ok, you need to open your natural and spiritual eyes!! The reason most people will not open their eyes as to what they've allowed into their ANCHOR RELATIONSHIPS is because they will have to "OWN IT" and they will not face that sad reality!! There are many ways in these days of technology for something to get into your world!!
Be Deliberate, Be Consistent, Be Real and Be Careful as to what you let in through your "Eye Gate and Ear Gate" because everything that looks good to you may not be good for you"!!! Ask yourself theses questions;

1- Do I really need this attraction, distraction in my life?
2- Is there one good wholesome thing that will ever come from this exchange?
3- What is this costing me now that I have allowed this to walk into my life and my thoughts?
4- To what lengths will I go to protect this psychological relationship?

It is time to stop the pain, confusion and destruction of our relationships by simply saying no to our flesh!!!!

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:" (‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Pastor Scott L. Boatner

Just in Time....

Have you ever been closer to the edge of the cliff than to solid ground?? Have you ever been so close to the edge that if God had not caught you by the hand you were going over the edge???

"I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living."
(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Pastor Scott L. Boatner

"Don't fight every battle!!"

Some battles are not worth the collateral damage left in the wake of the fight. Please look closely at the battles you are fighting today and only fight those that prove to be of great value. We must make a choice to walk away from conflicts that drain us of our energy. We should conserve strength for another day. If we are going to finish the race of life in the lead, we must learn to walk away from some of the battles of life. The strategy of war is to "win the war" but that doesn't always mean we need fight every meaningless battle. Pray for wisdom from God to know when to fight and when to humbly shake the dust off, then just walk away!! Some victories are just not worth the energy it takes to get the trophy!! Fighting to be able to say "I Won" is not really that beneficial. Let the enemy think he won, it will fill your enemy with false confidence and ultimately bring his demise!!

"And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet."(Matthew 10:14)

I Believe,
Pastor Scott L. Boatner

Held captive by Fear and Anxiety.......

I don't know what you are facing but you feel like there is no way out!! The proverbial walls of life are closing in on you due to your fear and this is causing anxiety. Anxiety is a physical manifestation of a fear within your Spirit and Soul, your inner man. Have no Fear, God can bring you into a large place where there is new hope and plenty of breathing room!! Grace and Peace to you!!

"I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place."(Psalm 118:5)

I Believe,
Scott Boatner

Keep it real.....

If your house was on fire and you were inside.... Would you rather me text you some encouraging words or come over, get a water hose and scream, GET OUT NOW!!!!
It's time we do what needs to be done instead of just patting people on the back and telling them everything is going to be ok! GUESS WHAT? EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING IS NOT OK.....But if we get real and take it to Jesus, His yoke is easy and His burden in light!!

"COME UNTO ME, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I WILL GIVE YOU REST. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. FOR MY YOKE IS EASY and MY BURDEN IS LIGHT"
‭‭(Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

I Believe,
Pastor Scott L. Boatner