Satan is a deceptive angel. He is powerful. Each step away from Choosing God creates greater captivity. The work of walking in faith increases with each choice we make that is contrary to the will of God…but it doesn’t have to be so hard!
Jesus overcame the world. He offers victory. No one is separated from the love of God without hope, but every choice matters. Taking time to consider the choices we make is vital.
Consider the list below. Prayerfully ask God to reveal the truth of your own choices in each detail of life.
|CHOICES FOR GOD (2 Peter 1)|
|Doing life God’s way w/diligence that leads to freedom|
|Understanding what God is aiming to achieve|
|Self under control|
|Patience – willing to endure suffering|
|Life giving knowledge of God|
|Phileo love – sharing God’s concern for others|
|Agape love – united with very heart of God|
CHOICES AGAINST GOD (Romans 1)
Doing – my way w/diligence that leads to captivity
|Refusing to think on what God wants|
|Prideful darkened heart pushing for self|
|Life sucking demands of idols|
|Consumed by lust of flesh|
|Wrath of God – separation from life; death|
The busyness of life often hides our choices from view. We react instead of think.
God has given us a mind that must be used…choices are ours to make!
2 Thessalonians 1 offers a glimpse of the time when choices are narrowing down. The passage speaks of the end of days…but that end is individual as well. The day of salvation is now; the time to choose well is NOW.
What choices do you want to change?