Two Choices

Life is about choices.

The choices we make determine a lot!

Choose to go to college, and you may have college debt…but you probably have more professional options.

Choose to buy a house, and you have a mortgage and responsibilities, but you also have a place of your own, equity, freedom and privacy!

Choose to neglect your health and wellness, and you may have ‘freedom’ of choice for the short term, but you’ll probably pay for it in the long term.

The truth is, we make ‘choices’ every day–large and small–and we often don’t even think about them.

There is one choice, however, that affects all the others.

One choice, handled correctly, can make all the others fall into place.

That choice, more than anything else, will determine whether you live in emotionally, relationally, physically, financially, vocationally, and spiritually healthy ways…or not.

It’s a choice that humans have been making literally from ‘day one’.

The choice: Will I follow God or not?

Will I submit my will, my thoughts, my habits to God…or will I go my own way?

Will I surrender my ‘freedom’ to do whatever I want, whenever I want it, no matter the cost…in order to follow His lead?

The ancient Israelites were given this choice on many occasions: “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curses. Now Choose LIFE, that you and your children may live, and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him. For the Lord is your life…” (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)

This is the same choice we make, every day–whether to submit to Him, or to go our own way.

Our culture certain tells us to ‘do what you do’…’be your own boss’…’go for it’.

Why, then, would I go against the direction of many around me and consciously ‘Choose Life…Listen…and Hold Fast

Because the Lord is our LIFE!

His ways are right!

He wants to love, bless, and lead us…but we must follow Him.

Today, in countless ways, you and I will make that choice.

Let us Choose LIFE–by choosing HIM!

Published by Pastor Dave Johnson

Follower of Jesus, Husband to Lori, Proud Father to 6 great kids, Co-Pastor of Kalamazoo Community Church. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan.

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