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.
A family in bankruptcy, a hurting and broken marriage, an addiction, bondage; these are things that do not happen overnight. We see people in these positions over and over again, and many have no idea how they ended up there, and many more don't want to know. Knowing would mean acknowledging poor choices and the meaning behind them.
When I first came to Christ I made decisions based on rule and law. I knew I wasn't supposed to do ____ and so I didn't, but that logic paired with my human-ness failed miserably. We were never meant to make life choices out of rules or logic, but rather out of relationship.
Daily we have choices, and each choice has a consequence, two actually; life or death. There is no fence sitting, no in-betweens. It's simply one or the other. For example, you can choose to eat out fifteen times this pay period, or you can steward your finances wisely both to the Kingdom and to your family. You can choose to spend the night in front of the TV, or you can choose to spend that time wisely. Every choice gives us the opportunity to choose life or death.
But choosing life is impossible if you don't have a connection to the Source of All Life. You can make all the right choices for all the wrong reasons and still find yourself in death, but choosing life first means choosing relationship.
So next time your faced with a choice, think about who it's connected to and who you're connected to. Satan comes to steal, kill, destroy, and lie, but God comes with hope, restoration, healing, and most importantly Life. Choose Life today, so that you may live, and live abundantly!