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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

What Will You Choose?

My heart is heavy. It's sorrowful. And I think God's heart might be that way too. When He sees His people living lives that aren't His best for them. Sees them making choices that have eternal consequences and it's as if they don't even care. Don't care about the destination of their souls. Don't care that they are shutting out His goodness, His love. Choosing to put the things of this world above the things of Heaven. I'm guilty of all of this. Guilty of wanting my own way, of being relentlessly selfish and worldly. Of thinking I know best. How His heart must break. 

His people choosing to ignore His Word, not even feed on the Words of life that He so freely and perfectly gave us. To let them soak into the core of who we are, so this world and all of it's filth just ricochets off of us. Seeing His people needlessly suffer and stress and worry and live in turmoil, when we're the ones who stand in our own fickle pride and act as though we can make it on our own. Are we serious? Do we really think that we can survive this life without drawing from the Author of Life? 

He puts before us life and death; His plea? 
Choose life! Choose Me! Forget this world with it's quickly passing standards, with it's quick fixes and worthless solutions and just CHOOSE ME! I'm everything. I hold everything. I've made everything. I know everything. I know you. Children of mine, be mine. Live as mine. Breathe as mine. Stand out, stand up, speak out. Let your life be a mirror image of me. 

And it's not about methods, or routines, or formula's, or schedules. It's not about any of this. It's about whether we want it enough. All the methods in the world won't change a thing if you simply don't want to. If you simply don't want to pray, don't want to pour over His word, don't want to thank Him for every blessing, don't want to take every horrible, hard, seemingly impossible situation to Him and leave it there for Him to work out in His perfect way. It's about choices. 

He's given us every answer to every dilemma. He's suffered through every single thing known to man when He hung on that Cross. And yet the walls of the box go up and He is placed so safely and comfortably inside of it, having access to only what we let Him. It's not about anything other than our choices. Are we going to choose Him or not? Choose Him fully or not? Are we going to listen to the world or not? Follow the way of death, or life? It's not complicated. His ways are easy. His ways are perfect. His ways are more than enough.

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12 comments:

  1. Thank you for this, Elisha. I needed to read this tonight.
    Love to you from Arizona- Gleniece

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    1. I'm glad you found it encouraging. Love to you too Gleniece.

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  2. Yes, yes!!! Thank you for sharing this encouragement on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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    1. Thanks Jes! I really enjoy your blog.

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  3. Yes, it is about choice....we must choose Him and His way. Just as a parent rejoices when their child chooses the good way, so it is with Jesus. Lovely post, Elisha. Thanks for linking up at The Loft. Blessings to you.

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    1. Thank you Leah. Blessings to you too, Elisha.

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  4. This one really hits home! It is so easy to look at the lives of others when we really need to check our hearts and motives. Thanks for sharing, stopping by from the Women with Intention linkup :)

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    1. Thanks for your comment, I'll be linking up with your great blog again :)

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