Helllllloooooo, hope everyone is all good. Happy new month, doesn’t it feel good to be alive to see the second half of the year. Started this month watching the play- Jonah, and I couldn’t help but think of the very many ways I was running seriously from God. Thank God for never giving up on us, me especially- He’s remained faithful despite my many unfaithfulness. God sef can like to keep reminding us of His love for us, after watching the play on Saturday, the choir now coman coman sing one song that was just making me shake my head( for myself ooooo, not for God. How can I be shaking head for God). Can’t really remember every bit of the song, but I can’t forget the part that says- God showed me mercy even though I don’t deserve it. If I tell the truth, I wouldn’t be here today if not for His grace. (If to say this was how the song was written I for no remember, any Winners Chapel, Maryland choir that might possibly be reading this should forgive me for murdering the song, correct me pleax).
What will you do when faced with tough decisions? When you have to choose between being pressured to do things by people in order to stay in power/to be liked as the case might be, or sticking with just one voice and doing the right thing? Seems like there might be an obvious choice, at least for some people. We all know the story of Jesus’ crucifixion, reading it again(with better attention), made me realize the tough decision Pontius Pilate was faced with. I couldn’t help but notice that the Holy Spirit had already gone ahead of time- his wife was greatly disturbed in her dreams, and she warned her husband not to have anything to do with Jesus’ death Matthew 27:19(couldn’t help but hear my friend’s voice screaming in my ear- that’s why I always say it’s good to marry a good wife…..You know you’re the one I’m talking about…hahahaha).
Today is the first time I can truly say I respect Pilate, in verse 24 of Matthew 27, he made sure he washed his hands off the death of Jesus- Publicly. Hmmmmmm, imagine if he hadn’t done that, it’s been recorded that the sins of the parents would be visited on the third, even to the fourth generation. As humans, you might be picked on as being weak as I am sure Pilate must have been, be he did the right thing. See what verse 25 of that same verse says- “Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.” Both my parents have been to Jerusalem, and they both came with the report that those that crucified Jesus are still in mourning, as they have to be clothed in black as a symbolism of their betrayal.
I don’t know what tough decisions you are faced with where yo have to choose between God and people’s pressure- I would advice that you be like Pilate and PUBLICLY dissociate yourself from that situation. Deuteronomy 30:19.
Song on my mind- No Gray by Jonathan McReynolds.