A Word from Pastor Jo
Deuteronomy 30:19 - "Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!"
Every day, you have a choice to make.
We can choose life with God and the fullness of his blessings, or we can choose death and no favor from God.
The trouble is, Satan doesn't make that choice very easy. He manipulates us, causes us to doubt God's goodness, and makes us wonder what we're missing out on by choosing to follow God and seek out His blessings.
The truth is, saints, you make a choice between life and death more often than even every day. Every time you open your mouth to speak, you make a choice: Will you speak God's words over that situation, and invite His blessings and His will, or will you speak something else? Everything else leads to death.
We must choose to speak God's words over our lives! But it is a choice. And in the midst of that choice, we have one more thing even more important: The grace of Christ.
Every day we make a choice, but when we choose wrongly, we are not lost! Christ shows us the way back to God, and his blood washes us clean from any sin we might commit. Praise God for His wonderful grace!
But he still leaves the choice up to you: Whose words will you speak? Your own feeble, fragile words? Or the words of the God who spoke the whole universe into being?
It's not always an easy choice -- but it is a simple one.