The Pastor's Pen
As I reflected on my life in 2018,
I realized how good God has surely been to this old preacher. Praise His Name! He is worthy of
my Praise! The Bible says, “My son, forget not
my law; but let thine heart keep my
commandments; for length of days and long
life, and peace, shall they add to thee.”
I read where God’s Word said to guard your
heart for out of it comes the issues of life.
(Proverbs 4:23). There is a great battle going
on for your heart’s attention. As the Word
says, out of it flows the issues of life. What
you allow into your heart will affect your
future, your decisions, your family, your
health, your work, your career- just your life in
And it is a tender place. The heart is easily
hurt, easily misled, and can tragically be
broken. Trust can be misplaced as there are
those who would turn your heart the wrong
way.Now, who was it that told you to guard
your heart? It was God’s Holy Word! The one
you can trust! The only One!
Today, there is definitely a battle going
on…Who is winning?
If you are having difficulty making decisions
or confused, or looking for directions….The
Bible says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine
heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths”. Proverbs 3:5,6. Trust Him! He won’t lead you wrong.
Trust Him- He is the Way! Trust Him- Ask Him
for wisdom. He is our Hope!
Keep trusting and believing!
- Preacher Chuck
Peace Free Will Baptist Church
Rev. Chuck Thornton, Pastor Cell: 864-497-7953 Church: 864-579-4762
1195 Old Converse Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29307
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 170835, Spartanburg, SC. 29301
Preacher Chuck is a Spartanburg native. He graduated from Spartanburg High School and attended Spartanburg Community College and Beaver Creek Bible Institute. He is married to Libby Bullman Thornton and has two children, Dawn Thornton Guy and Charles Thornton II (Chip). He is the proud grandfather of five granddaughters - Dru, Daphne, Delaney and Daelyn Guy and Selah Thornton and grandson Jake. He is a member of the Palmetto Conference of the Free Will Baptist, where he serves as Clerk. His hobbies are hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.