HAVE YOU EVER HAD SOMEONE GIVE YOU A CHRISTMAS GIFT AND RIGHT AFTER YOU OPEN IT THEY GRAB IT BACK AND SAY THEY DO NOT WANT YOU TO HAVE IT?
Can you imagine that moment?
WHAT? Are you crazy?
YOU WRAPPED IT, PUT THEIR NAME ON IT, PUT IT UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE AND NOW YOU ARE TAKING IT FROM THEIR HANDS AFTER THEY OPENED IT?
That is sick!
HOW OFTEN DO WE DO THAT TO JESUS?
We give Him our lives – Rom. 12:1, So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. MSG
THEN WE CHANGE OUR MINDS AND TAKE IT BACK!
Maybe not the whole gift, just part of it. We give Him that area of our lives that we struggle with and then once we lay it at the altar we pick it back up again because we want to play with it.
That sin that so easily besets us! We surrender it, we give it to Jesus, then temptation comes and we walk over to Jesus and take it from Him and start playing with it again.
MAKE A DECISION THAT THIS SEASON YOU WILL LEAVE IT AT THE ALTAR.
DO NOT TAKE YOUR SACRIFICIAL GIFT THAT YOU GAVE TO CHRIST BACK.
Surrender it fully because it really is not yours any longer, you gave it away!
SURRENDER AND LEAVE IT IN HIS HANDS – YOU GAVE IT TO HIM – DO NOT TAKE IT BACK!
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For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy