Saturday, June 30, 2012

Choose The Right


I have always wondered just how many decisions we make each and every day. I believe it’s probably hundreds or maybe even close to a thousand. 

Think about it...we decide whether or not to get out of bed, what we’ll eat, what we’ll do, what we’ll think about, what we’ll say…and on and on.

Sometimes it may seem like many of our daily choices are not that significant, but it’s important to understand that they really do matter. 

  "I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live.” Every choice is a seed you sow, and those seeds produce fruit in your life – either for life or for death. And if we want to have the life Jesus died to give us – an abundant life full of real peace and joy – we need to make wise choices.
-Deuteronomy 30:19

Making good choices lead us to a better happier life...
Let me give you a brief example of what I’m talking about on a practical level. I go to bed around 
10 o’clock every night and am asleep by 10:30. I get up at 6:00 and spend about an hour with God every morning before I get ready for the day and walk out the door. I do this every morning because I need to and love to spend time with God to become more Christ-Like.
 I want to become better each day..
Also, I need consistent sleep and regular exercise or I will feel bad physically and mentally.  
This is the fruit of making wise choices in my daily life.

When God tells us in Deuteronomy 30:19 to “choose life,” He’s actually showing us what wisdom looks like – it’s life-giving. And when we follow wisdom, we live deeper than “I want, I think, I feel…I want, I think, I feel…” Because wisdom always chooses to do now what it will be satisfied with later on, while foolishness means “without common sense.”

All of use have made some foolish choices in our life, but we can always change no matter what. We can make the choice to become better. But.. you have to be willing to take responsibility for your wrong choices and make a determined decision to change the way you behave. When you do, you’ll find that every right choice you make helps reverse the wrong decisions you’ve made in the past.

I find that I am the happiest and more at peace when I am living my life righteously.
Life just seems to flow more smoothly..

To begin this journey in Christ, we have to understand that nobody can change themselves. 
I know this because when I desperately wanted to change and be a better person who made right decisions, it was clear that I couldn’t do it on my own. 
I needed God to help renew a right spirit within me and make me secure and whole in Christ. 
Then I was able to choose life and live the way God wants me to live.

Whatever change or changes you need to make in your life, simply pray and ask God to change you and help you. Study the scriptures in the areas where you are struggling, like anger, selfishness or unforgiveness. 

It’s so comforting to know that we can do something to choose life, not just have an existence full of misery and death. We can seek wisdom, pray every day and renew our commitment to do what our Heavenly Father wants us to do. We can live with integrity and do what’s right – even when no one is watching us but God. That’s when we know we’re really living for Him and not for ourselves or to please other people.

Hope you have a blessed weekend! 


At July 2, 2012 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Tiffany said...

Just love reading your blog.... Glad I found it!

At July 2, 2012 at 3:23 PM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Awww thank you Tiffany! Following your blog now too!


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