From the desk of First Lady Kathy L. Shorter, Pacific Christian Church
To my Pacific Christian Center Church Family and Friends:
You were on my heart today. I am consistently praying for you. I am aware of the fear factor going on in our state and in our country; the unknown can be very unsettling. But I was reminded of Psalm 23 today and wanted to share only a few thoughts with you.
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want (lack).
The Lord is a good Shepherd. He will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13b). It’s comforting to know He will always be with us; that’s a promise He has made to us. And God will never break a promise. Now is the time to press into Jesus more and more by reading His Word and by praying, you will not lack any good thing. Peace is a good thing, and being well is a good thing, and so much more God wants you to have. (Hebrews 13:5)
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
God will only lead you to “your” best place in life: spiritually, physically, mentally, and socially. You have heard people say, “I’m in good place in my life.” That’s what God wants for you, to be in a good place, and a quiet place in your life.
He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
This is so comforting to know God will restore your soul. You could say, He will refresh, regenerate, rejuvenate, or revive your soul. Call on Him to refresh your soul. Take time out just for a moment. Find a quiet place, and take a deep breath in and slowly let it out and be reminded that God gave you that very breath. It feels so good! You belong to Him.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You
are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
We all have to fight this fear that’s in our land. But you can do it, and we can do it together. For God has not given you the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (II Timothy 1:7). Don’t take what God hasn’t given to you. I didn’t say it’s easy to not be afraid in a time such as this, but remind yourself, to take it a day at a time. I would encourage you to limit your time watching or listening to negative news. I know you can’t put your head in the sand, but know that negative news can affect your faith (Mark 4:19). It’s a good time to spend more time reading the Bible, listening to the Word of God and listening to worship music that will usher you into the presence and the peace of God. The Holy Spirit will comfort you as you do these things.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Jesus said, “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” (John 10:10b Amplified Bible). God wants you to enjoy life. Claim this for yourself.
Reality is, the enemy is defeated and we win.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Make this your daily confession. Say out loud that goodness and mercy is operating in your life. So, expect only good and only mercy. If it’s not good; it’s not of God. Sickness is not of God.
Make this declaration, that by Jesus’ stripes you are healed. Yes, do all the practical things you can do. And, if you need to see a doctor; do so. But once again, make your daily confession that you are healed. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Expect only good to follow you in this journey called life, because God is
good. See you in His house. And remember, this too shall pass.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything…If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:7
(It is still) “The Year of Manifestation of Blessings,”
Mrs. Kathy Shorter
Pacific Christian Center
Pacific Church Family
With worldwide concern due to the recent spread of the COVID-9 virus, we want you to know the safety and health of our members and visitors is of the highest priority. At Pacific Church, we believe it is important to take every measure possible to provide a clean and safe place of worship.
For us, this includes:
- Thorough cleaning of all restrooms and various touchpoints (doorknobs, handles, etc.)
- Continual cleaning that will take place throughout every service.
- Children’s classrooms’ toys are disinfected before and after each service.
We encourage you to wash your hands frequently and take all necessary precautions. And as a reminder, if you have any symptoms of the virus, we’re asking you to please call your doctor, we encourage you to self-quarantine yourself and please let us know, by calling the church office at 253-536-0801, so we can stand in faith with you in prayer. (1Peter 2:4) You can watch services online Sundays at 11:30 a.m. PST by visiting www.livestream.com/pacificchurch.
We will keep you updated via email, social media and our website at www.pacchurch.org
Let’s continue to stand in faith as we pray for our communities.
II Chronicles 7:14 NKJV
Pacific Church Staff