Welcome again to this week's word for the week. Let's keep this week's short with a powerful question. Do you want to win or lose? No, it's not a trick question. It's actually a very serious question. On this journey with Christ do you want to win or lose? The choice is totally up to you believe it or not. You and I have to choose this day whom we will serve. If we want to win then we will choose Christ and ALL that comes along with that. If we want to lose then we simply choose to do what we want to do. Yes, it's actually that simple.
There are times when it is not up to others to make decisions for you. You must make them for yourself and you must choose very wisely when you do. You literally make your decision as to whether you will serve the Lord completely or either not at all or only in part. Take my word for it with this next statement, only one way will get you into Heaven. If you're only interested in what you stand to gain on this earth then choose not at all or only in part. If you are looking forward to an eternity with God then serve Him completely.
As we wrap up this year it is important to be honest here. It has never mattered on what we want to hear but it's even more important now. As we come to the close of one year and prep for the beginning of a new one it is important that we do not take bad habits into the next season. The bad habits that are a hindrance to you in this season will be an outright downfall for you next season. The reason is simple. You cannot put new wine in an old wineskin or else it will burst the wineskin and all will be lost.
If you expect to win you are going to have to change out your wineskin. If you don't want the things of God to burst you then you are going to have to change. There is new wine or new oil the Lord wants to pour out on His people. The question is how many want it. Some have made excuses for what seems like forever. There is no better time than now to change what is in your power to change. You can make excuses for the rest of your life on why you cannot do right. I'd rather make choices that enhance my chances of an eternity with God and I'm more than sure that there are far more who are just like me in that regard versus those who say oh well. Choose this day whom you will serve. It may be the only day you get to choose!
May the Lord continue to bless and keep you in His grace,
Bishop Carlos J. Lennon