IT’S OUR MONTH OF DIRECTION.
MAKING ALLOWANCES FOR OTHERS BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s fault because of your love. (Ephesians 4:2 TLB)
We need to make changes—God-inspired Changes, when necessary. Change is part of the growth process. The truth is the way to make positive and effective changes in your life as a Christian is through the agency of God’s Word and by the power of the Holy Spirit.
At the beginning of this month, we started a study of the book of Ephesians chapters 4 and 5 and one of the instructions we received from the scripture portion above is that we should make allowances for each other’s fault because of our love. Like God, we ought to learn to look at people beyond their actions. It doesn’t mean a denial of their wrongs, but you see them the way God sees them, and love them irrespective of their shortcomings. When you live your Life this way, you become gracious and merciful towards other. Learn to cover others with your umbrella of love.
No matter how nasty they may get towards you, your love should always rise above it, for you’re like your heavenly Father; you’ve discovered that people are greater than their actions. Don’t react or respond to people based on their actions.
As a child of God, you should act like your heavenly Father, who never recalls offenses. If you want to keep experiencing increased glory in your life, then learn to always make allowances for others. Let this become a part of your character; let your attitude and thoughts constantly change for the better. If you’ll do this, you’ll keep experiencing more grace and increased glory in your life. Finally, ensure that you attend the May Global Communion Service as the Spirit of God launches us into yet another level in his plans for us in this year of lights. Praise the lord!