The choice that matters
November 25, 2009
… whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
--1 Corinthians 10:31
You and I are faced with a tremendous volume of choices every day. Just stroll down the breakfast cereal or coffee aisles at the grocery store if you think otherwise. Or consider the vast number of songs, videos, and books to choose from online. We are inundated with choices.
But when I talk about choices, of course, I'm not talking about the simple or little things that we choose daily. I'm talking about life's important choices… the choices that shape your character.
For example, Adam and Eve made the choice to eat from the tree in the Garden of Eden, and it cost them paradise. Judas Iscariot's choice cost him his soul. The choice of the rich young ruler cost him a relationship with Christ in eternity.
You need to understand that your decisions determine your destiny, which is part of God's plan. You are not a puppet or an automaton. You are made in his image. Therefore, God has given you the ability to make choices. It is your God-given freedom.
And you get to choose your ultimate destiny. You can say to God, "Yes, I choose to follow you" or "No, I will not follow you."
This is the most important choice you will make in the course of your life. Nothing will determine your destiny more than this single question.
Will you choose Jesus?
NOTHING WILL DETERMINE YOUR DESTINY MORE THAN WHETHER OR NOT YOU CHOOSE TO FOLLOW CHRIST JESUS.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
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