GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE …
“Take A Good Look!”
This past Sunday, Pastor Brice spoke on: “What’s Really Up with Me?” During this Scripture based sermon, Haggai 1:5-7, he asked the question: When is the last time you’ve really assessed your life?
“Give careful thought to your ways.” – Haggai 1:5 (NIV).
“Give careful thought to your ways.” – Haggai 1:7 (NIV). (Pay attention!)
You cannot make a correct evaluation of your life without taking a good look at your relationship with God. When I think of my relationship with God, I think happiness. I have a happy relationship with God. I can shout about His goodness – His mercy – His love that sinful me does not deserve.
I smile when I think of going to Him in prayer and asking for only part of what I really wanted. He gave me exactly what I prayed for. (Then, I’m feeling like… “But…I really wanted…” And He says: “But, that’s not what you asked for!”) Yes, He has a sense of humor. I’ve learned to be exact in my prayers.
“But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.” – Psalm 68:3 (NIV).
This Scripture describes my relationship with God. This is what I pray for: “Strengthen me in righteousness, Lord, that I may experience your joy – your peace – and happiness.” Loving and praising God brings me joy – peace – and happiness. The evaluation of your relationship with God will be different from mine, as it should be. i.e., I love to laugh, smile, and be made to laugh. You may be a serious, professional, at all times, type of person. Therefore, your relationship with God may be described as such.
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship their Father in spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” – John 4:23 (NIV)
Once you have evaluated your relationship with God, assess your life. Take a good look. We all have room for improvement. We have room for growth in our relationship with Him. Pray to be strengthened – pray for growth. Pray to the Holy Spirit for help in worshiping our Father in spirit and in truth. He is seeking you!
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan