"I am offering you life or death, blessings or curses.  Now, choose life!... To choose life is to love the Lord your God, obey him, and stay close to him."  Deuteronomy 30:19-20

Every day we make choices.
  • When the alarm goes off, do I get up or turn it off and go back to sleep?
  • My co-worker was rude... do I respond the same or do I respond with kindness?
  • It's Sunday morning and I'm so tired from a busy week... do I sleep late or get up and attend church despite being tired?
  • Do I give of my time to my family and friends regardless of what other things I might want to do?
  • And, above all, do I choose God to be Lord of my life?
We teach our children there are direct consequences for the choices they make.  If they choose to disobey, there is a consequence.  If they choose to treat a friend or sibling in an unkind way, there is a consequence.  If they choose to share with their friends, there is a consequence.  Both good and bad choices result in consequence.

As we move into adulthood and face the type of choices noted above there are also consequences.  If we go back to sleep instead of awaking with the alarm we risk missing work or not being available to help our children.  If we choose to attend church on a Sunday morning when we would rather sleep, we open ourselves up to additional blessings as we worship the Lord with our church family.

Then there's the choice of making God the Lord of our life.  What are the consequences when we make that choice?  How about immeasurable blessings and eternal life?  How great is that??!!  When you read those words -- immeasurable blessings and eternal life -- it's hard to imagine NOT choosing God, isn't it?  Yet, at some point, most of us have made the choice to turn away and each day we see a world full of people that have made that choice.

Will you join me today and pray?  First, that each of us would always choose God and make Him first?  Secondly, that we would be a light shining to the world around us... a world that hasn't yet made this same choice.  And, thirdly, that as the world sees the light in our lives that they would want to know more and would ultimately choose God.

Have a blessed Sunday!


Comments (5)

On September 5, 2010 at 5:11 AM , MYSAVIOR said...

A long while ago, I had no idea what "putting God first" meant.
Today, when I love God first before everything, my life feels complete.


On September 5, 2010 at 9:45 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Thanks, Melanie. So true!

On September 5, 2010 at 12:29 PM , watercolors said...

It's good to be reminded that we should make right choices and choose God. We know this, but sometimes gets pushed to the background by our busy lifestyles.


On September 5, 2010 at 9:00 PM , pfd said...

Melanie - so true. As you say daily we make choices without even realizing it but all that really counts is to make that correct choice and choose God! Thanks for making the choice to support our team and bring us scripture today!

On September 5, 2010 at 10:18 PM , KippysSoMature said...

Absolutely wonderful Melanie - thank you so much for this enriching post!