Wow, it's Thursday of the first week of the 2017 already! I have a feeling the time will fly!
As we get futher into this year and time moves along, I want you to remember one thing: you get to choose.
You get to choose your attitude. You get to choose your friends and closer relationships. You get to choose the quality of your work. You get to choose how you respond to people and situations. You get to choose what you do with your money. You get to choose your goals. You get to choose whether you accomplish those goals. You get to choose who you serve. You get to choose life. And as terrbile as this may sound, you get to choose death.
We all get to choose. No one can take our choices from us. Not only do we get to choose, we are responsible for those choices and how those choices affect other people. Your choices never affect just you.
You can choose wisely or you can choose poorly this year. God loves us enough to give us free will and choice. He will never take that away from us.
I want to leave you with two verses to contemplate about the choices God gives us for your new year:
Joshua 14:15 MSG; “If you decide that it’s a bad thing to worship God, then choose a god you’d rather serve—and do it today."
Deuteronomy 30:19 MSG; "I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and a Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live."
You get to choose.
Until next time,