Choosing The Best Place – Sunday the 5th August 2017
Aug11

Choosing The Best Place – Sunday the 5th August 2017

Choosing the best place   Feeling overwhelmed on Monday last week, I needed prayer ASAP.  Everything had been building up over the last 3 weeks, the stress, worrying about everyone, running about everywhere and feeling I wasn’t getting anything done , I was at breaking point and in all honesty and sincerity, that’s how I felt. Let me tell you , being a Pastor is not easy. Worst thing you could say to a Pastor is “ you only work one day a week” Please don’t think I’m looking for sympathy. I am being open this morning and in being open I learned something of great value and significance that I can pass on to the Church this morning.   I went and got prayed for and just laid on the carpet of the living room in tears.   “ Lord I pray that you would speak to Pastor Jimmie’s heart right now” Please choose people of prayer and passion to be open with, get yourself into a place of humility and the Lord responds!!! That was all that was needed in that prayer for to Jesus responded instantly.   All I heard was ““Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her” I knew this story well and knew straight away what Jesus was saying to me….   Luke 10:38-42 38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’[a] feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” 41 And Jesus[b] answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”     There was nothing wrong with what Martha was doing, it was her attitude that was wrong, she was coming from a place of stress and anxiety,  she wasn’t enjoying (obviously serving Jesus) because she was complaining about it.   Philippians 2:14 “Do everything without complaining or arguing” How can we be in the presence of Jesus and moan?? Jesus would have probably encouraged Martha if she served with all humility. It’s not everyday that the King of Kings comes to your house!!   Jesus wasn’t...

Read More
Healing and Prayer
Feb25

Healing and Prayer

The last Saturday of the month at Bathgate precinct.

Read More
Nov26

Read more about what we believe

Read More
What’s On
Oct09

What’s On

Find out what’s on during the week at Bathgate Elim…

Read More
Welcome!
Oct09

Welcome!

Welcome to Bathgate Elim. We are a small community church based in Bathgate. We’d love to see you any Sunday at 11am. Enjoy browsing our site!

Read More