Every day we make choices, what to eat, what music we listen to, what team we root for, our political affiliations etc. Some are relatively insignificant while others can be monumental life altering decisions. Every choice we make ends in a result, usually one in which we hope is positive or works for our benefit. While not everyone everywhere shares the same rights, we all have free will to make certain decisions in our lives.
Deuteronomy 30:15-19 “See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 16 For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. 17 but if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, 18 I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed…19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses…”.
These verses stood out to me because it brought me back to something we discussed in my Tuesday night bible study. We have to make a choice; we cannot casually serve God. Either we will submit and serve or reject him. Just going through the motions is not okay. Yes we have free will so yes we can choose to drift or do things our own way but don’t be shocked by the results of your choices (HELL is real). Do not confuse BAD DECISIONS with BAD LUCK; you reap what you sow. No you or I will not be perfect, we will mess up along the way, but God knows our hearts and intentions. He is a forgiving God. So through our mistakes we should repent, strive to become better and more Christ like.
Pop Culture has people screaming Y.O.L.O., which stands for You Only Live Once (as if before people thought we had multiple lives smh). Yea we have one life here on earth and it will pass, what we do for Christ is what will last. So while living this life I plan on loving God, building a relationship with him, walking in obedience, becoming Christ like, growing spiritually, etc. Now days everyone is marching to movement…what are you standing for? I for one will choose life and prosperity over death and destruction. Whats your Choice?
Stay Thirsty My Friends!!!
Thirsty Thursdays: Ron