Choose your path, choose your life

Good morning everyone,
 
Our theme for this month: “Personal Responsibility”
 
Our Bible verse for today: “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life …” Deuteronomy 30:19 (NIV)
 
Our thought for today: “Choose your way, choose your life”
 
We each choose our path through life. God has ordained it to be so. He has set before us His way and the world’s way, and then He requires us to exercise our free will and to make a choice. Will you follow Him, or will you go the way of the world? The choice is yours. You have a personal responsibility given to you by God to choose your path – and then you will have to own that choice.
 
In order to fully appreciate the passage from Deuteronomy 30:19 quoted above, we need to go back a few verses and pick the conversation up in verse 11: “Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, ‘Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?’ No, the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.”
 
Moses’ point was that obeying God is not that hard. In fact, if you fully surrender your heart to Him and then look to the Holy Spirit to guide you (Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight), you will be living in a way that honors and pleases the Lord and you will be blessed by Him. Your best life will be a life lived in the center of God’s will.
 
But you have to want that and you have to choose it. And be sure to choose carefully, because when you choose your way, you have chosen your life.
 
God bless,
Pastor Jim 
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