Galatians 6:7-8 says, "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life."
The reality is, that decisions in the spiritual realm start off very very hard; but in the end they end up very very easy, or for a better word, very very good! The decision on the cross for Jesus was not a decision that was easy on His flesh. He prayed three times, He sweat drops of blood. Hard, hard call, but he made the call and the scripture tells us that it resulted in everlasting joy for billions of people. Each one of us will make our choices in this world and then our choices will turn around and make us!
Here is what I am praying happens at The Church at Severn Run. I don't want us to be another modern church who's 'at home' in consumeristic America. I want us to be a church that listens deeply to the Word of God and lives a wide life of impact and grace. I want us to be a people who are being prepared for eternity.
I want you to make some hard choices to deny yourself some of the things that are easy; I want you to live lives that are extraordinary. I want you to live lives in which you're letting God take all that is broken and everything that doesn't belong in your life and trusting Him to remove that and then letting Him fill your life with all of His life; whch is forever awesome! - Dr. Drew Shofner