Let all your things be done with charity. I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) (1 Corinthians 16:14-15).
Today's Morsel: I have noticed that many people are medically dependant on so many drugs these days. Many of these drugs are addicting and cause many people to become dependant on them. Many people are in rehab centers trying to deliver themselves from the addiction of cocaine, crack, or other barbituates. Many people steal, kill, and destroy to get the money to support their addiction. Some people have become addicted to this world. No matter how hard they try, they just can't seem to get away from it and shake it. They are hooked on it and every day they have to have a fix of it. Satan has them hooked and he keeps developing more things to addict them. People are addicted to gambling, credit card use, gadgets, spending, stealing, eating, sports, television, pornography, the list goes on and on. But as saints and born again believers, we must become as the household of Stephanas and addict ourselves to the ministry of the saints. We must get high on the Lord and dependant on Him and the work that He has called us to. We must become addicted to prayer, reading the Word, witnessing, attending church, and giving of our time, talents, and treasure to the work of the Lord. The early church was addicted from the time they were filled with the Holy Ghost. We don't need to be addicted to this world, as it will kill us both naturally and spiritually. But we need to be addicted to the things of God. Every day you need another dose of the Holy Ghost! I say that it's time that we get hooked on Jesus the same as the early church did.
Sing: Baptize me Jesus, with the Holy Ghost. I shall have power, Your Word says so. Satan is bus,y trying to turn me around. But I’m determined, to stand my ground. But I can’t do it; I can’t do it; Till you baptize me with the Holy Ghost.