‘…choose life’ Deuteronomy 30.19
Throughout each day we all have to make choices. Some are easy and probably not very important, whereas others may be on a different scale with much depending on the outcome. So what is the governing factor that determines what we choose? Deuteronomy has this advice for us – ‘choose life’.
What does this mean and how do we put it into practice?
To choose life means taking the course of action most closely aligned to the heart of the one who said, “I am the . . . life.” This may not be the easiest choice, or the most advantageous to us personally, but it will be the one that brings us peace. Peace is bound to follow in the wake of the one who is the Prince of Peace.
Making these sorts of choices begins by recognising that there is always an option. A choice is exactly that – a choice, not something that we are ever forced to do. Of the choices surrounding any situation, which of them is most likely to please God? If you could picture Jesus standing beside you, which option is more likely to bring a smile to his face? It is quite easy to work out which would please you, but that may not always be the same thing as what pleases him! What will bring pleasure to God? Act on this and enjoy the peace that follows.
If you would like this blog sent to you daily please click here and enter your email into the panel on the right hand side titled "Receive our Thought for the Day"
The Revd John Ryeland, Director of The Christian Healing Mission
Instagrams . . .
The Christian Healing Mission
8 Cambridge Court, 210 Shepherds Bush Road
London W6 7NJ
Unit 3.13 Barley Mow Centre
10 Barley Mow Passage Chiswick W4 4PH
Tel: 020 7603 8118 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity Registration No. 1080534 | Company limited by guarantee in England and Wales Registered No. 3877993 | Registered address as above.