Friday, July 28, 2017

Choose Life

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Moses was about to deliver his last message to the Israelites. They had been out of Egypt for quite some time and they had many things to remember. Like the plagues that had been visited on the Egyptians that led to their freedom. Like walking through the Red Sea on dry ground. Like the daily provision of food in the form of manna and quail. Like divine guidance in the form of a cloud by day and a pillar of fire at night. Most assuredly it was their God who sustained them in the desert those many years. They were, indeed, the children of God.

And now, their journey had come to an end. Moses will address them a final time. “You’ve got a choice.” he told them. “You can choose life or death, blessing or curse. By the way, choose life.” Then, he told them how to do that, and it wouldn’t come just because God had been with them in the past. They had to choose Him now.

It’s the same with us. As Christ followers, a vital, vibrant spiritual life doesn’t miraculously happen because of something in your past. Maybe you said a prayer somewhere way back there and you think, “I made my God-choice, now I can live my life.” That isn’t the truth of Scripture. 

Like Moses, God invites us to choose Him daily, moment by moment. Choose life. Choose a godly life. A powerful life. A peaceful life. A contented life. A full and abundant life. 

No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, you have an opportunity to choose God more fully than you’ve known Him before. Go for it with all your heart.

I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him. Deuteronomy 30.19-20

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