By Patsy Sorrels Commentary

A woman was asked by a coworker, "What is it like to be a Christian?"

The coworker replied, "It is like being a pumpkin." God picks you from the patch, brings you in and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.

He removes the seeds of doubt, hate and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."

Just a little food for thought while you clean out and carve the pumpkin or pumpkins so meticulously chosen in celebration of this fall season.

Fellow pumpkins, we all stand guilty of being so very "full of it" from time to time. We get full of ourselves, full of worry, full of anger, all mixed with seeds of doubt, hate and greed. We get so caught up in our own little pumpkin patch our light becomes dim and our smile fades. Subsequently, the confessions of our mouths pretty much equal the thoughts and emotions of all that's going on inside our little pumpkin minds. It becomes noticeably clear, especially to others, it's time to scoop out the yuck.

Friends, Jesus placed Himself at the service of our words. He became our go-between, representing us to the Father-God. Moses, like Jesus, was a "go-between" for God and His people. There were times Moses cried out to God, telling Him how the people exhausted him, wearing him down with their murmuring, complaining and lack of faith.

Friends, we must give Jesus faith-filled words and confessions to use on our behalf and not weary Him with complaining and words of doubt.

He can only represent us to the Father to the extent we allow Him to. He is ready and willing to confess us before the Father-God.

Genesis 1, shows us God created with His words -- Let there be ... and it was. We have to be very careful of what we say or decree because it will be established for us. (Job 22:28).

Proverbs 18:21: "Death and life are in the power of the tongue." We can speak life for ourselves and others or we can speak death to ourselves and others. In Mark 11:14, Jesus spoke to the fig tree, and it died. He spoke death to the tree. In Mark 11:23 Jesus said, if you will say it, you will have it. Speak to your mountain. Speak to your situation. "He shall have what he saith."

In Jeremiah 5:22 we are told the sea has to stay within the boundary of the sand because of a perpetual decree by God, that it cannot pass it: "and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?"

Wow! What assurance! When the devil attacks with his toothless roar or waves of sickness, lack, doubt and depression, they cannot stay. They must return because we can decree the devil's boundary. We can decree a thing and it will be established for us.

Folks, don't be hung by your tongue! Speak your future, direct your paths by speaking the Word of God.

Scoop the yuck from your pumpkin, carve in a smile, decree a thing and it will be established for you.

Keep the faith and worship somewhere tomorrow!

Sorrels is News -- Eagle editorial assistant.

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