CHOICES

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Every day we’re confronted with choices.  We decide what we’ll wear, whether or not to eat breakfast, should we shovel the driveway before leaving for work or wait until we get home?  Those are easy choices, except maybe the one about shoveling.  If we wait, we undoubtedly will get stuck in the big berm at the end of the driveway.

The easy choices don’t have to become overwhelming, but sometimes they do.  We bathe ourselves in situations where we believe we’re right about something and we won’t bend.  Other times, we wonder if we’ve made the right choice after the damage has been done and it’s too late to fix it.

The first choice mankind had to make was obeying God.  We all know that Satan is devious and he wants everyone to suffer his fate, so he tempted Eve to eat of the forbidden tree.  Her decision was based on a twisting of God’s Word by the devil, which seems to be his trump card in most situations.

That doesn’t lessen the depth of Eve’s disobedience. Adam was sitting there taking it all in.  He should’ve stopped Eve, but he chose not to.  So both of them sinned which caused separation from God.  That beautiful union which God created was broken.

This problem continues today as each of us has inherited sin from the first humans.  Since we’ve been reunited with God through His Son’s death and resurrection, we have an open door to heaven, if we have faith in Him.  God still demands our obedience and we still fail to obey.  Until we die and pass into the heavenly realms, we are sinners. However what treasure it is to know that our sins have already been forgiven.

In the meantime, while we walk this earth, we will be faced with tough decisions.  If we trust in God and go to Him with all our issues and have faith in His intervention, we can be sure that we’re making the right choice.

If we choose to follow the world – the lopsided, upside down, mess created by man – the words of the well versed, the universities, philosophers and self appointed geniuses – the flashy, intriguing and beguiling – we can count on making wrong choices.

So what’s the answer?

  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
        and do not lean on your own understanding.
  • In all your ways acknowledge him,
        and he will make straight your paths.
  • Be not wise in your own eyes;

Fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.  it will be healing to your flesh
    and refreshment to your bones.  Proverbs 3:5-8

 

 

 

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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7 Responses to CHOICES

  1. Wally Fry says:

    Yep, we have choices, and they matter. We were on the same page

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  2. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Great post!

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