7 Aug 2009
Day Four: Meditate on the perspective and scriptures below and respond to the questions that follow.
Perspective: The Christian life is highly leveraged in our favor. Our part: to choose by faith to obey and call on our powerful God. He will provide the strength, power, and everything that is needed to accomplish our choice. However, we must not try to do the power part and expect God to do the choosing part.
Deuteronomy 30:19 (AMP)
19 I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live
1 Kings 18:21,37-39 (AMP)
Elijah came near to all the people and said, How long will you halt and limp between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him! But if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word.
37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You, the Lord, are God, and have turned their hearts back [to You].
38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice and the wood and the stones and the dust, and also licked up the water that was in the trench.
39 When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and they said, The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!
Hebrews 13:20-21 (NASB77)
20 Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord,
21 equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
John 14:16-17 (NASB)
16 "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
Philippians 2:12-13 (KJV)
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Take time today to read and reflect on these scriptures in the context that surrounds them.
God has given you the power to choose. He has chosen you. Will you choose Him?
Think about your choices. Make a list of 20 daily choices …. such as when to go to bed , …. what to look at etc. Be very specific. What daily choices impact your walk with God? How often is the Holy Spirit being consulted in these choices?
You are not a born winner; you are not a born loser …. you are a born chooser! (2)
Are you daily choosing God …….. or are you choosing to defeat yourself?
Pray for God to give you the power both to will and to do [make] the choices that are according to His good pleasure
Note: (2) from Sports World Ministries Motto