Monday, May 16, 2022
Why Choices Matter
“But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15 NLT).
My son Jonathan and his wife, Brittni, were in Peru awhile ago to work on some projects with Compassion International. Jonathan brought along backpack full of toys and other things, and while they were hanging out with a family, Jonathan played soccer with a little boy named Anthony.
Then, as Jonathan and Brittni were getting ready to leave, Anthony ran to Jonathan, hugged him, and presented him with a little gift: a small bank in the shape of a dog. Obviously, this was a very precious object to Anthony. He had very little, yet he gave his very best to Jonathan.
What is the most precious thing to you? What is the most precious thing you can give to Jesus? Yes, you can give Him your resources. You can give Him your time. But most of all, you can give Him your life. Present your future to the Lord.
The best thing you can do with your future is to choose to follow Jesus Christ. That is the best choice. The best choices I’ve made in my life were to give my life to Jesus Christ at the age of 17 and to marry a girl named Cathe. Those are two choices I’ve never regretted.
And here’s why choices matter: You make your choices, then your choices make you. You will never regret choosing to follow Jesus Christ. So make that choice now and then choose to dedicate your life to the Lord.
At the age of seventeen, I didn't have a lot to offer Jesus Christ. I was a confused kid. I had gotten into drugs and made some bad decisions. But I said, “Here I am, Jesus.” And whatever good has come out of my life has been God taking very little and multiplying it.
So let’s give our very best to God. He deserves nothing less.
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