GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE ….
“Are You Making It?”
How are you making it during this pandemic? Our lives – daily routines – work habits – personal habits – leisure habits – have been disrupted. Some people have gotten sick but, survived, while others have gotten sick and not survived. In the matter of employment and finances: some people are being paid to work from home, unless considered essential workers and must work outside the home. Some people are depending on unemployment benefits, others are working odd jobs to make ends meet, while others are out of a job. Depression – anxiety – worry – civil unrest –drug use – alcohol use – crimes against persons and property are all on the rise. We are in battle with more than just a virus.
“We need consolation. We find consolation in God.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
Pastor Brice has given us a series of teachings on, “Making It by The Grace of God”. Some of the highlights: God’s mercies never change – will always cover you – are always current (we get new mercies every day) – and His mercies are always constant. His Mercy will follow you all the days of your life. So: Are you making it? “Yes, by the grace of God.” You are still here, and you are making it by the grace of God. God’s Mercy has kept you. Never lose sight of this.
“The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.” – Lamentations 3:22 (NLT)
This Scripture brings to mind the gospel lyrics: “Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness, my God – That is who You are – I worship You – I worship You.”
I always listen for the Message in gospel music. Why? Because the writer is either going through something or has gone through something that was made right by the grace of God. “When I think of His Goodness!” Yes, this is me. Most mornings I wake up either praying or praising. I love to praise Him in song. “I love to praise His Holy Name.”
Start your morning in prayer and praise. If you are not already doing this, give it a try! Also, end your day the same way: in prayer and praise. Wow! See how your days and nights play out. You will feel like you’re living in a different world. Why? Because you just gave God priority over your day and your night. Not just on Sunday or during Bible Study. Your whole day and night.
“His mercies complete me. Ask God for His Mercy over your children and family. Thank God for His Mercy.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan