What Will You Choose?

God created mankind to share in the perfect creation He designed.  A prepared blessing for mankind to enjoy forever. He created us for fellowship, to reign with Him forever.  He even created us with the free will to reject it all; to reject Him and go our own way.

True freedom is free will.

And when man chose death, the effectual end of free will, God sent His Son, Jesus, to restore man’s ability to choose.

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. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live…Deuteronomy 30:19, NIV  

So what’s it gonna be?

…“Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”  For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”  Romans 10:11-13, NIV
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.  John 8:36

Freedom, anyone?

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Regret or REJOICE?

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Regret is an insidious foe.  It sneaks in unawares.  Why didn’t I….?  If only I had…  If I had it to do over again I would…  Before you know it you’re filled with bitterness, feeling trapped by “poor” decisions.  I had one of those moments while getting ready for the day.  It doesn’t take much for me though since I’m introspective by nature, both a blessing and a hindrance!

 As the water flowed I switched tracks to my personalized version of a verse I’ve been enjoying lately.  This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in Him.  (See previous posts for explanation of change of the last pronoun.)  I realized I had a choice.  How would I exercise my will?  Spend today regretting past decisions or rejoicing in my Savior.  The past is dead and gone, but Jesus is alive and well with the all power to change the course of my life in every way; even changing outcomes of mistakes made in ignorance.  Not to mention, He is the Resurrection, so even seemingly hopeless situations turn around if I just turn them over to Him.  Oh and by the way, He’s crazy about me!

So, refocused, I went into the rest of my day with a sense of anticipation instead of regret.  And while nothing unusually “fantastic” happened today, I lived in the moment, full of peace.  All thanks to Him.

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 SOUL FOOD

 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28, emphasis added