Posts Tagged ‘choices’

This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalms 118:24 NLT)

Today I got a call from a friend, they had just received some distressing news from the doctor. No sooner had I left their house after consoling them, I received a text from another friend saying, “This is a great day!” This family had been through some tough times too but were coming out of it. Funny how one day can be on two opposite spectrums for both individuals.

The truth we know is that everyday is the same, it is a gift from God. Regardless of bad news or good fortunes, the day is the same. We choose daily whether it will be a good day or not simply by how we allow ourselves to feel, how we choose to interpret news, or even what we keep our minds fixated on. Good or bad, the sun will still rise, birds will still sing, and we will always face cycles of triumph and challenges.

While not a fan of author Henry Miller, I do like his sentiment: “Tomorrow is no hazardous affair, a day like any other day: tomorrow is the result of many yesterdays and comes with a potent, cumulative effect. I am tomorrow what I chose to be yesterday and the day before.” Live today and each day as the gift God intended it to be! You are loved!
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Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” (Deuteronomy 30:15, 19 NLT)

In 1962, Decca Records had a chance to sign on a fledgling British boy-band as their new act. But feeling the market had changed, Decca let The Beatles walk. EMI signed them up & the rest is history. Just one more brick in the road of truly bad decisions!

God has set before each of us the ability to make decisions of our own free will. But with them comes results that either make or break us. Our lives today are the product of our choices, as well as the future before us. But the choices aren’t about what we think is best, but what the One who sees the end from the beginning sees as best.

We are notorious for making bad decisions; God never has. Make a good decision today, to let God guide your path & then stick with it. Choose to follow the one who never makes mistakes! You are loved today! See you at church!

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Now Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and chose twelve whom He also named apostles. (Luke 6:12, 13 NKJV)

Even for Jesus, major decisions were not a thing to be taken lightly. We assume that Jesus picked His 12 disciples as He went about, but He actually picked them from a large crowd of followers as the Lord gave Him direction. Jesus spent time in prayer before making One of His most important decisions: who will carry on after I die.

Becoming a man meant giving up all-knowledge & becoming dependent upon the Father for answers. This was for a purpose: to teach us to become dependent also upon the Father for wisdom & guidance for what will become of our life and for those who follow after us. If you decide things with emotion & even good common sense, you can easily miss God’s Will. When faith is involved, it often contradicts them, but always leads to the better places!

Buying a house? Refrigerator? Picking a college? A spouse? Spend time asking God for guidance. He knows the end from the beginning, so He can keep you from bringing lemons & turkeys into your life! Come to church tomorrow & find some answers! You are loved today!

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