October 28, 2019
FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:
Our Father in heaven, the Great Gift-giver of “every good and perfect gift,” answers our prayer requests oftentimes not in a big, dramatic miraculous package but in little packages, delivered daily at our doorsteps that we may be trained to develop to perfection gratitude and praise from the heart and lips— two of the noblest attributes of the saints of the last days.
We all should unlearn the unlovely and unsaintly tendency and habit of carelessly taking for granted the “little” gifts, talents and opportunities. “He who is faithful in the least will be faithful in much.” There is no such thing as a “small” or a “little sin here and there.”
Ignored or rationalized as somehow “benign,” or “offset by the greater good that we do” and thus allowed to flourish even stronger, will prevent us from “gaining an abundant entrance into life everlasting and the kingdom of glory. What we do not overcome, will overcome us.
Pray that Christ will impart to you, through the Holy Spirit, His empowering grace to overcome daily, one day a time, progressively, towards the goal of reaching “the perfection of the full stature of men and women in Christ Jesus.” If anything is honest, pure and true and “praise worthy, think and contemplate upon these things” in your week ahead. NMF