Choose Life

Deuteronomy 30:19 (NIV)

19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.

Choose Life has been a slogan popular with the movement opposing abortion.  It is God who made up this phrase.  In this passage, God is giving us the choice on making our own decisions.  We may have our way of doing things, right or wrong, being ignorant until told otherwise.  For example, a person who is not watching what he is eating over many years is finally warned by his doctor that he needs to change or else he can suffer a heart attack and his life will be shortened.  This is where that person can get his wake-up call and start changing his habits.  He will start watching what he is eating and also start an exercise program because he wants to live.

God doesn’t want us to reach a crisis in our lives before he says to us to choose life instead of death.  We don’t need to wait until something bad happens to us before we start to make a decision to change.  God is there for us and is willing to provide a helping hand in our pursuit of change.  I know it’s not easy to change my ways after so many years even as a believer, but this is where I need to step out in faith that anything is possible and that He is there for us on our spiritual journey.

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