By Pastor Steve Kelly / Books /
(adapted from Choose: Your Daily Decisions Determine Your Destiny)
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. – Joshua 24:15 (NIV)
When Joshua declared these words to the people of Israel, he was exercising his power to choose. He was also responding to God’s revelation to His people that the realities of life and the consequences of our decisions really were up to us.
In Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (NIV), God tells the Israelites, “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 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him. For the Lord is your life…”
Choosing the Lord is choosing life.
Our daily choices really do matter, because each choice we make has the potential to add life, or take it away. In order to choose life and decide our destiny, we must create the framework for our decision-making losartan potassium 100mg. Do we do what comes naturally? What feels good in the moment? Or do we based our choices on God’s word and promises?
If we prioritize God’s word and actively participating in His church, we will build a solid foundation that informs our choices. In every decision we make, if our heart is filled with faith to hear God and hold fast to Him, we will choose life.
May I encourage and challenge you today? Take some time this week to prioritize things in your life. Write out a list of unfinished goals or aspirations, and add a couple actions that will take you in the direction of God’s best for your life. Which will you choose? This day, and every day, choose life.