The Poor are all around us, we see them on the street corners asking for help, needing money for food. We hear about people in need on the local news. Are we doing anything to help?
Message by Bishop Cheryl Eaton
Spiritual aspects of Olive Oil and the anointing oil to our lives today.
Reach out with open hands to the needy and the poor that are in your town or land.
Jesus said that he came so that we could have life and have it more abundantly. God loves us, so that we can love ourselves, in order to love others.
We all need to learn to be like God and that can mean to Love like God Loves each and everyone of us. no matter what state we are in, we need to be showing Gods love through us to every one we meet.
What is God’s Love, well it is an all encompassing love. It the love of a mother for her children, no matter what they do or have done. God’s love is a no matter what kind of love, no matter what we wear, were we have been, what we had done, what we have said to him. God still loves and cares for us and only wants the best for us while we are still down on this earth and through out eternity.
How do we do this? First start off with asking God to give you love. Keep praying until you can feel God’s complete love for you beyond a shadow of a doubt. This is the beginning of LOVE.
Next keep on praying for love but then add to your prayers that you want to love everyone else. When you start seeing that love for others, you can now start to share that love with others no matter what they say or do.
People can do and say some ugly thing to us that can be very hurtful to us as individuals, but we have to look past that and see God’s love for them, not our own.
When this ugly things happen is when we need to get down on our knees and really do some intercessory pray for that individual so that they may see God’s love just as God showed us his love.
When we do all of this we will have a better understand about God’s love for all of us.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Well lets think about this, there are some very specific times when God’s people pray for very specific things, Like the healing of the man let down through the roof. His friends must have been praying that if they could get him to Jesus he would be healed. There was a time when Jesus’s mother asked Jesus to do a miracle at a wedding and He turned the water into wine.
These are two examples of asking God /Jesus to do something specific. Hezekiah asked that his life be lengthen and God did so by giving him 15 more year of life.
Now we must be careful for what we ask for because it may not be in the will of God for you to have some of the things we ask for. So let give it a test:
- Does it Glorify God in this thing
- Can God be seen in this thing
- Will this shine through you about God’s love for us
know there is a thing called the perfect will of God and we can do this by praying in the spirit to God. Here you don’t know what yours saying or thinking but you come into union with God about these things though this kind of prayer. God prefect will is not always what we would want it to be because God’s prefect will may could be Life or Death, Wealth or poverty, etc.
I believe you can pray one way or the other pray for that specific need when you know it or pray for God’s will when you don’t know what to pray for.
Rev. Wayne Thorn