GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE …
“Are You Full?”
This is the 11th month of the year, November. Praise God! He has brought us through a lot this year and He is still bringing us through. As Thanksgiving Day approaches: “Are you full?” may take on a different meaning than was originally meant. This question is not pertaining to food. This question is pertaining to your intake of the Word of God. How much of the Word have you partaken in the past 24 hours? Did you start your day in Word? How did you finish your day?
“We should be so full of the Word that our language should make reference to the Word.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
Language. Language may include the words we speak – our expressions – our actions – our interactions – our lifestyle. Let us explore these as they relate to the Word of God.
The words we speak and our expressions: When in conversation with someone, remember Who your Father is? “Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.” Name above all names. The Name we call during our trials – troubles – sorrows. He is always with you – waiting to protect – to heal – to provide His Goodness and Mercy. This should automatically make you clean up your language and expressions.
When you disagree with someone don’t let your expressions show distaste or the words you speak be unkind. Instead, remember Who your Father is and carry yourselves accordingly. Also, remember these Words from Scripture:
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” – Ephesians 4:29 (NIV).
As believers, our actions and interactions with others should be like those of Christ Jesus. Jesus came to earth to save us (sinners) – to do the Will of His Father – and to serve. (Jesus came to earth to do much more, but for this writing I will stop here.)
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45 (NIV).
Serving must be a part of our actions and interactions with each other. Our serving must also go outside of the church. We tend to keep our serving confined inside the church walls. God wants more from us. God commands us to go out and make disciples, this includes serving. We can’t make disciples of others without serving others. While serving act on Scripture:
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32 (NIV).
Serving should become our lifestyle – our way of life. We must not conform to the ways of the world. Our lifestyle must conform to God’s expectations.
“Live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.” – Galatians 5:16 (NIV).
We must indulge in God’s Word daily – have a daily intake of God’s Word. Start your day in Word and end your day in Word. Nope! I’m not letting you off that easy! The time in between the start of your day and the ending of your day must be filled with living by the Word and serving by the Word of God. Once you develop an appetite for the Word of God, you can then eat and be Filled.
Are you full yet?
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan