“To NOT choose IS to choose.” This was just one of many great insights Steve shared during his Kingdom message this morning. While jotting it down, I couldn’t help but think of the many years I hitch-hiked down the road known as BROAD.

“For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” (Matthew 7:13)

I lived the first 26 years of my life choosing not to choose. I knew Jesus was God’s Son, that He was born in a manger and that He had even died and risen again. Wasn’t that enough? Unfortunately, these are the only requirements in some churches. Deception greets us at the wide gate and invites us to join the multitudes.

I fell for one of the enemy’s most deceptive and successful ploys: Confusing knowing about Jesus with knowing Jesus. I didn’t realize that to know Jesus (ginosko) meant to be in relationship with Him. To experience Him. To love Him. To know Him in a way that cannot be obtained by mere intellect, but one birthed through the Holy Spirit.

At the age of 27, I entered into a relationship with Jesus. No longer did I just know about Him, but I knew Him by experience and I long to know Him more and more every day. He transferred me from death to life, from cursing to blessing, from a broad road to a narrow one…and I’ve never looked back. Thank You, Jesus!

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