As I read, “Utmost for His Highest Journal,” by Oswald Chambers. This 2010 we need to think on a higher level. Have a Message and Be One. We are not saved to be “channels only,” but to be sons and daughters of God. We are not turned into Spiritual mediums, but into spiritual messengers; the message must be part of ourselves. The Son of God was His own message, His words were spirit and life; and as His disciples our lives must be the sacrament of our message. The natural heart will do any amount of serving, but it takes the heart broken by conviction of sin, and baptized by the Holy Ghost, and crumpled into the purpose of God before the life becomes the sacrament of its message. There is a difference between giving a testimony and preaching. A preacher is one who has realized the call of God and is determined to use his every power to proclaim God’s truth. God takes us out of our own ideas for our lives and we are “batter’d to shape and used,” as the disciples were after Pentecost. Pentecost did not teach the disciples anything; it made them incarnation of what they preached – “Ye shall be witnesses unto me.” Let God have perfect Liberty when you speak. Before God’s message can liberate other souls, the liberation must be real in you. Gather your material, and see it alight when you speak. If you be a message you will bring one, read your word and think.
HELLO MORENO VALLEY
The Moreno Valley Black Chamber of Commerce invites the public to attend the 6th ANNUAL AWARDS AND INSTALLATION AFFAIR on Saturday, February 29th 2010. The event will be held at the Moreno Valley Conference Center, 14075 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with the awards and installation starting at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature a Charity Casino Night Reception with prizes, jazz /blues by Rose Mallett and band with champagne, wine, and chocolate. The attire is casino dressy to business. The cost is $40.00 per person and RSVP by February 13, 2010. For information call (951) 443–0226 or e-mail morenovalleyblackchamber04@ yahoo.com.
This past Saturday, the Inland Empire Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Association’s Annual Buffet Luncheon was a sold out benefit. It was an honor to have Orange County Black Chamber of Commerce President, Trooper Robert MacDonald as the guest speaker. The San Diego Chapter honored us with a top of the line fashion show and what a western fashion show it was.
The officer of the day was Senior Advisor to US Senator Barbara Boxer, Mr. Alton L. Garrett, Jr. Also in attendance was Mr. & Mrs. Dell Roberts. A wonderful time was had by all, See you next year. Inland Empire our very own Bishop Craig Ward Johnson has been nominated by the Chosen Women of Faith Ministries for the Royal Priest Award.
He was chosen based upon his demonstrated evidence of leadership that has advanced the church/community in three key areas: (1) Spiritual Growth; (2) ministry Advancement; and (3) Mission Involvement. You can vote for Pastor Johnson online at www.kbawards.com. The deadline is February 15, 2010.
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