Chocolate For Your Soul with Sheri Rose Shepherd - Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A Timely Word Can Save a Life by Sheri Rose Shepherd
God is not nearly as hard on you as you are on yourself--and He is not nearly as hard on those we love as we can be when they are acting out of character.
Don’t forget that Jesus’ family tree includes the prostitute Rahab. Don’t forget that Solomon--whose father, King David, seduced his married mother, Bathsheba, and had her first husband, Uriah, killed--became the wisest man who ever lived. If God could redeem broken people like Rahab, David, and Bathsheba, He can certainly take whatever you have done or whatever has been done to you and redeem it too. With God, our past does not have to determine our future with God. Our failures are not final and our battles do not have to be the end. They may be the very thing that births a new beginning and lets us personally experience the power of God and the gift of his grace and mercy.
Take three minutes to watch today's video and get a beautiful perspective on how much God can do when we give a timely word:
God's Letter to You
I believe if The Lord was going to write you a personal letter about battles this life brings it may read like this....
My Princess Warrior,
Today and every day you have a choice to make. You can speak life to yourself and to others, or you can speak death. Your tongue is a powerful weapon, and with it you build others up or tear them down. You can speak with compassion, or you can crush someone’s spirit. I want you, my beloved warrior, to use your words to counteract the enemy’s verbal attacks on My people. Ask Me to anoint your lips to speak life, and you will bring hope to the hopeless and life-changing truth to those lost in lies. Starting today, speak life!
Your King who is Life
“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!” — Deuteronomy 30:19 (NLT)