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Monday, October 27, 2014

THE BEST GIFTS

 
This short story is shared at: “Tell Me a True Story.”
My continued story will follow.

 
God's Best Gifts are Spiritual
 
 
It is still October in the year 2014 but parents are already considering what to buy their children for Christmas.
This is in part due to the suggestions being made by their children.
“The best is scarcely good enough for my kids,” is the thought in many parent’s minds limited only by their economic status.
Of all the gifts my children received while under my care was first the “Gift of salvation and secondly the Gift of the Holy Spirit.”
As parents we can only do as the farmer does which is to “Lead a horse to water” and hope he drinks.
Teaching our children about these most wonderful gifts from GOD is the task set before all parents.
Due to some debate among the self-proclaimed wiser ones among us the true gift of the Holy Spirit has been diminished yet still retains much of its variableness.
 

Through study of God’s Word, one seeks to discover the true nature of what the scripture calls this spiritual baptism; without all the theological bias. 
It isn’t easy for those who have become “faith challenged” by the aforementioned self- proclaimed men of wisdom (Men of knowledge but void of experience) for they will have a steeper hill to climb.
Being “Born again” in a Pentecostal Church I wasn’t hindered by said bias and entered into both experiences with the encouragement of those around me.
My wife and I raised our children in a similar environment and saw them seek for themselves a like experience as we had received.
Only they can relate what their experience means to them but they have continued to follow the Spirit’s leading on their own without being prodded by us their parents.
In reading Acts 1:8, I think of it as saying “My children will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them and they will be witnesses unto Jesus.”
 
It is the responsibility of the parent to make them aware that the gift of the Holy Spirit is available to them in all its fullness.

This post is shared at “Tell Me a True Story.”



 


 

2 comments:

  1. I always enjoy your entries - - Thank you for sharing your interesting post with us here at “Tell Me a Story." Your words speak truth and I am a witness!

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