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Neglect not the gift

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Announcements Forums Spirit – February 5th, 2017 Neglect not the gift

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    Paul states “Neglect not the gift that is in thee,”. It is rather awesome to contemplate that we have this gift of spiritual sense, but still it is a fundamental fact of of our being and for everyone. Not only do we have it, but the instruction is to not neglect it, something to take seriously. Each has the capacity to perceive God’s guidance, but all too often it goes unnoticed, when confidence in our own ways takes over, when the ego slips in. Paul also state in Ephesians “by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God”. Let’s not neglect this gift, but amplify it.


    Thank you. Spiritual sense is a gift from God that needs to be cultivated. The Bible admonishes us not to quench the Spirit. (1 Thessalonians) So how does one quench the Spirit? The word “quench” means to “extinguish or to put out” and although it is impossible to ever truly put out man’s oneness with the Father we can separate ourselves in belief, as in a bad dream, by repeatedly disobeying His commandments, by plunging headlong into our affairs without even bothering to listen to that “still small voice” for direction. When this is done repeatedly and willfully God’s voice becomes fainter and fainter. But as Jeremy stated in his forum remarks even at this time, God, being omnipresent, has not left us – we need only to humbly and yearningly turn ourselves back to Him, turn our face to the Light. His amazing Grace will save us every time!


    Indeed, as our hymn says, “Our God is Love, unchanging Love And can we ask for more?” And (S&H) :The way is straight and narrow, which leads to the understanding that God is the only Life.” but “It is a warfare with the flesh,” and much gratitude to Plainfield for all the support in striving to live with God more and more.

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