Choose is a verb, an action word. It is an intransitive verb that does not need a direct object to follow. A scripture which comes to mind when I think of this word is Joshua 24:15. “And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served on the other side of 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.”
- It is a choice to serve God.
- It is a choice to follow Christ.
- It is a choice to love.
- It is a choice to forgive.
We have many choices throughout our day. What to eat, what to wear, what to read, and how we spend our time. Is it going to be something we do with wisdom, or is it going to be a day that is wasted?
Sometimes I find myself caught in the valley of indecision and I waver. What path to choose?
The Bible tells us that we can stand at the crossroads and hear a voice directing us to choose a path to follow. In Psalms we can read that the Lord orders the steps of a righteous man and he raises the road to meet him.
Yet, when I have been standing at the end of my wandering, it wasn’t the voice I heard, but the peace in my heart. The KNOWING that He was guiding me in all things. Knowing that as I made the choice to serve the Lord, He was guiding me through His Holy Spirit.
As I encounter every situation of my daily walk I am encumbered with choices. The easy ones are answered through habit with less to no thought included in the decision. Yet it is when I have to stop and ponder the outcome that my choices cause me to pause and consider. Consider the weight of the outcome and the effect of the response.
Do we react or do we respond to situations?
Many times, unfortuntately, I find that I actually react rather than respond. In this, I am choosing to serve myself rather than the Lord. It is here where my choices do not imitate His. However, when we make a choice, the beauty of God’s sweet gift is that we have the freedom to also CHOOSE Grace. We have the freedom to CHOOSE His way. We have the freedom to mess up and come again and seek mercy. When we choose this path, we are being trained to respond rather than react. We are choosing to serve God and choose that which is good.
When we choose to serve the Lord our actions follow and our response is filled with Grace.
What will you Choose today?
Praising God for the freedom to Choose His Way, today.
Praying for Grace Moments in your day!
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I am so glad you visited Paula! Thanks for stopping by.
I definitely tend to react rather than respond. Thanks for the reminder that I need to hang onto grace.
I am so grateful for Grace, Bethany. Praying that you will rest in His grace for you today. I am so thankful you stopped by.