October 30, 2013

Life is about CHOICES

Life is all about choices.
We DON'T get what we deserve. Because of the incredible grace and sacrifice of Jesus. But we DO get what we CHOOSE. I've heard all my life people say, "how could a loving God send people to hell?" He doesn't. It is in their own stubborn will they've chosen to refuse the gift of salvation and grace. Satan had his will and God allowed him that rebellion. He gave Satan over to his own will. So in essence hell is Gods way of respecting human choice. So it is with sin. Our choices either lead us to the feet of Christ. Or away from him. Life is full of choices. There will come moments in your life when you have to choose. He will not force His will on you. He will not ever break fellowship with you. But unlike my grandfather who's love would hold you in a sumo-grip against your will and leave you struggling to get free......the Lords arms are open but He won't force you into them. It is our decisions that will ultimately keep us there or lead us away. Sin is a choice. Hell is a choice. He's given us a chance to choose life. For eternity ---- and from day to day. Our choices will either at the end of the day bring perfect peace and rest in our souls because we've done His will or bring grief and heartache. It's your choice.
Deuteronomy 30:19“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live.
Kings 18:21...... "How long will you go back and forth between two opinions?" How long will you sit on the fence? Either go with GOD or don't. Either you believe Him or don't. Either you surrender ALL and follow Him. Or you don't follow Him at all. Make up your minds here and now." (paraphrased by me for emphasis) Joshua said the same thing to the Israelites in Joshua 24:15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. AS FOR ME?------I WILL SERVE THE LORD.
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