Othella Hill-Jordan May 21, 2021
GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE …
“Have You Received Any Gifts Lately?”
Think for a moment about the gifts you’ve received recently. Were they something you really wanted? Were they useful? Practical? Lasting? What did you do with them? Even the gifts that we want for ourselves are not always useful – practical – or lasting. Why? Because we usually ask for things that are worldly. Worldly things, compared to things of God, are not meant to last.
“What Jesus leaves us is lasting, grab on to it!” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
“The best things in life are free!” has always been a debatable statement. The pros and cons of this statement are all valid. Free vs not free. Think about it. Our salvation: was paid for by the Blood of Jesus. Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected so that we may have forgiveness of our sins and salvation – life after death – life with God in eternity. Although, Jesus paid the price for our salvation, there is still work to be done on our part. “Faith without works…or…you must work for everything you want in life, etc.”
“And the peace I give you is a gift the world cannot give.” – John 14:27 (NLT).
God gives us His Peace which is totally different from world peace. This is not debatable.
“World peace is meant to eliminate trouble – Jesus’ Peace will invigorate you while you’re in trouble.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
What will you do with the gifts God gives?
God’s Gifts are not meant to be put on a shelf and forgotten. Each gift we receive from God comes with instructions that must be followed. Read – study your Bible – act on God’s Word. Be diligent in the Word – be diligent in your prayers. His Word will show you the Way – His Word will show you what to do with your gifts. When going through trials – trouble – stress – His Word will sustain you – invigorate you – lift you.
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:7 (NIV).
“To have real peace you must be in fellowship with the Holy Spirit.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan