Weekly Teaching

He is More Than Enough!

The Lord is amazing! Ephesians 3:20 (Amplified Bible) “Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do super-abundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]” Paul is praising the Lord here. The Lord can do far more than we could ask or imagine, according to the standard of His power that is work in us.

We need to remember that God is at work in us and for us. We are limited in all areas of our life. We might think we know what we need, when we need it, and even how we think we need it but the Lord knows exactly what is needed, when it is needed and how it should come. Not only does He work in us, beyond what we think we need, but He works in our circumstances and need beyond what can imagine.

If we look at the verse before Ephesians 3:20, we see the Paul has ask the Father for spiritual blessings of value, including that they might be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. He then states the Lord God has all the power and can give more than we ask or think. So Paul was saying God had the power to give more than what he had prayed.

The Lord is the Almighty! He has all power. He hand is not to short. He is more than enough!

Copyright ©October 2019 Carol Wright/Oasis Worship Center

We need the Holy Spirit

Have we experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives? Do we believe He is active in our lives, working and operating on our behalf? As believers, we need to be in step with the Holy Spirit, as He is essential in our daily lives. The Holy Spirit is here to lead us, reassure us, enlighten us, encourage us, comfort us, calm and still us, and yes convict us. He is here to empower us, despite our weakness, to give us confidence to be bold, to be more Christ-like and bear the fruit of the Spirit. Do people recognize that we have been with the Spirit by our behavior and speech?

The Holy Spirit was active in the believers lives in the book of Acts and beyond. He led them, empowered them and they did amazing things. As believers, we should not ignore the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit, we operate in our own strength. We are not empowered to live differently than the world. The Holy Spirit is vital in every aspect of life, moment by moment, day by day. What is He doing in our lives today? Our lives as believers should be yielded totally to the Holy Spirit. We should be dependent upon the Holy Spirit. Let us be people that the Lord God has called us to be by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. Just as Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit so should we be led daily by the Holy Spirit. John 14:16 (AMP) “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever— “ We need the Holy Spirit. We should expect the Holy Spirit to act. 

Copyright ©September 2019 Carol Wright/Oasis Worship Center

Trust the Lord in All Things

We all have circumstances, situations, and problems in life. It is easy to focus on what is happening around us, instead of looking to the Lord and trusting Him. When we focus on the circumstances of life, we stress and feel overwhelmed because the Lord did not intend for us to handle things in our own power and strength. When we are trying to handle things ourselves, we are not relying on the Lord and we often feel drained and exhausted. We all need the power and strength of the Lord that comes through the Holy Spirit.

If we are focusing on our circumstances, situations and problems, we are not focusing on the Lord. We need to let go and change our focus to the Lord, His Word and what He has promised. We need to say Lord I give up, I am overwhelmed, and I am unable to handle this. I give this to you and trust you to work on my behalf. 

When we stand on the promises of the Lord God, we have confidence in Him and all that He is. He is all knowing, all-powerful, and has all the resources. We need to trust the Lord during all the challenges we face. Proverbs 3:5-7 (AMP) “Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.” Our insights are never enough. All the wisdom we may acquire can never replace the need to trust the Lord in all things.

Copyright ©September 2019 Carol Wright/Oasis Worship Center


Think before We Speak

We always need to truly think before we speak or act. We should ask ourselves before we speak is it true? Is it helpful? Will it be inspiring? Is it necessary? Is it kind? Too often our mouth speaks before we really think things through, especially if we are upset or angry. Will our words bring encouragement? Are our words uplifting? Will our words bring life? Colossians 3:17 (AMP) “And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.” We should realize that the presence of the Lord is always with us and that we should bring honor to Him. We should watch each word and action.

Ephesians 4:29 (AMP) “Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it.” As believers, we should never speak unwholesome, harmful words but instead, words that are beneficial. The Holy Spirit is here to help us guard our speech, if we will listen. We need to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. He will help us be wise in choosing our words that are appropriate for the situation. The Holy Spirit can work through our words and bring grace and help to the person.

Copyright ©September 2019 Carol Wright/Oasis Worship Center

Rekindle Our Love for the Lord

If you have ever been in love, then you know that person becomes the most important person in your life. When dating or engaged to be married, we are engrossed totally with that person. You think about that person continually, or at least I did. I wanted to spend as much time as possible with Royce. I love to talk to him about everything. I talked about him all the time to others. It was a delight, my pleasure to be with him and do what he wanted. I did the things he wanted because I loved him. We call that a romance stage. When we are first married, we call it the honeymoon stage why? Eventually, we get busy with life, its demands and if we do not make an effort to stay in tune, to communicate and spend time with other our love begins to decline. We begin to take each other for granted. We believe the other person should appease us. We also think they should know us well enough to know what we are thinking and what we desire. We become selfish. Our love needs to be rekindled. 

As you think about the natural now, let’s apply that to our relationship with the Lord. We are so thrilled when we are first born-again, full of zeal, on fire talk about the Lord all the time. We are so grateful that we have been born-again. We can appreciate and comprehend why Jesus said in Revelation 2:4-5 (AMP) “But I have this [one charge to make] against you: that you have left (abandoned) the love that you had at first [you have deserted Me, your first love]. 5 Remember then from what heights you have fallen. Repent (change the inner man to meet God’s will) and do the works you did previously [when first you knew the Lord], or else I will visit you and remove your lamp stand from its place, unless you change your mind and repent.” Do we need to rekindle our love for the Lord? Ask the Holy Spirit to refresh and rekindle you.

Copyright ©September 2019 Carol Wright/Oasis Worship Center

Joy of the Lord

Nehemiah 8:10b “…..the joy of the Lord is your strength.” We all need strength. We need strength for the circumstances and situations that we encounter. We need strength in trials. We need strength for day to day life. It is not our own strength that we need, but the strength of the Lord. His joy is our strength and stronghold. 

Psalm 16:11 (AMP) “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” It is in the Lord’s presence that we receive joy. As we pray and read the Word, being in His presence, we receive joy. As we take refuge in the Lord God, we will know life and joy. We have joy because of the salvation of the Lord. We have joy because we have the Holy Spirit with us all the time, to guide us, and give us grace. We have joy because the Lord is in control, He is all-knowing and all-powerful. We have joy that He knows what is best for our lives. We have joy because we can trust Him. 

Copyright ©September 2019 Carol Wright/Oasis Worship Center