Dear Friends,

One of the greatest factors to success of any kind is momentum.  My old pastor used to call it “the Big Mo!” One definition of momentum is “the impetus and driving force gained by the development of a process or course of events.”  The same way that we develop momentum in the natural, we can develop momentum in the spirit.

Momentum begins with a decision!  Joshua (24:15) declared, “As for me and my house, WE WILL serve the Lord.”  There was no hesitation on his part, he knew exactly what he was doing and proclaimed it for all to hear.  Momentum is strategic; it is planned and developed through continual execution.  Good decisions fuel momentum, bad decisions short-circuit or stall momentum.

Without momentum, you will not be successful either in life or the things of the Spirit.  Momentum allows you to move past mistakes and failures of the past.  Momentum decides how high you will go and how quickly you will get there.  The greater the momentum, the easier it is to overcome obstacles.  Spiritual momentum creates a continual increase in motivation, enthusiasm and right decisions that creates numerous victories in your life.

How do we create spiritual momentum in our lives?  We work to maintain a focused intensity on spiritual matters!  We do things like bible reading (John 8:31-32), bible doing (James 1:22), prayer (1Thes. 5:17), fasting (Mt. 9:14-15), church attendance (Heb. 10:24-25), reading spiritual books and listening to spiritual songs (Col. 3:16).

If you want to be successful in the things of God, begin developing spiritual momentum.  Plan your spiritual walk, be intentional, never give up, never give in, never quit, always press forward!!  Then the day will come when you will hear the Master’s words, ‘Well done, you good and faithful servant!!”

Grace and peace,

Pastor Dave


About David Marquard

Pastor David received the Lord as a young married man in 1976, and, after serving for a number of years in various capacities as a lay leader in his church, he left the business world and entered pastoral ministry in 1994. He was ordained in December of 1995 as an associate pastor of Faith Christian Center in Seekonk, MA where he took over as senior pastor in 2000. In 2010, Pastor David and his wife Ann began a new church work in North Smithfield, RI, which was known as Impact Church. In 2015 Impact Church merged with Praise Tabernacle of Cranston, RI and became a satellite location of Praise Tabernacle. Pastor David believes strongly in the power God’s Word has to positively change lives and equip people to make a difference in the world around them. With his supportive wife of 42 years they have raised three children and have three grandchildren. They currently reside in Lincoln, RI and are both lifelong RI residents.