Imagine you have been given the choice of a lifetime that will affect your entire future.
No, I am not talking about breakfast options either as the photo might suggest.
We are all given at least one opportunity to make an extremely important life-altering decision.
To choose one way provides you with all the support you would need: to be loved unconditionally, to have freedom from the chains of slavery that weigh you down, to be forgiven completely, to know beyond any doubt that you are an integral part of a tremendous plan, to have a Father that hears your cries and actually answers, to be filled by a Comforter that knows you deeply and gives you a peace that surpasses all human understanding, to have a Savior that has been in every situation you have been, to have joy beyond any reason, to have the power of the Holy Spirit available to you, and have the knowledge of an eternal life with your Father who designed, created and loves you. Yes, all of that and more!
“Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.”
If you chose the other way, your life would be yours to live: freedom of any accountability, freedom to choose your way of life and how you live it, freedom to worship any one and anything if at all, freedom to serve yourself and no one else; but the side effects and consequences are no one hears your cries and answers your prayers, you have uncertainty of your future, you are not loved unconditionally, you are bound by the chains of slavery to this world in pride, hate, slander, lust, addictions, and all-around evil, with no hope of life after death, or any help from above but plenty of it from below.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The choice of your lifetime:
Accept Jesus’ life given for yours and live for Him into eternity,
or deny Jesus and live for yourself for this brief life, alone.
“Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
1 John 5:12
The Lord God is definitely a God of love and mercy. He is also a just God and a holy God.
Being holy demands holiness, and we are NOT holy.
Therefore, in His infinite wisdom and grace,
He gave us a way to become holy and righteous:
by each of us realizing our sinfulness, and allowing Jesus’ blood to redeem us, just as the animal sacrifice redeemed the repentant Jews in the Old Testament, except Jesus’ sacrifice is good for all time.
If you do not choose to accept His gift of redemption,
then this loving and holy God will demand a life, yours, which cannot remain in the presence of the Holy God in His realm of heaven.
This applies to ALL of the human race.
All colors, all abilities, all classes, all genders, regardless….
God sees us all equally, until that decision has been made, or death.
“But God demonstrates his own love for (all of) us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
THE LORD is my King, my Redeemer, my Ally, my Strength, my Father, my Creator, my Comforter, my Guide, my Breath, my closest Friend.
Who is He to you? What choice will you make?
“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Food for thought: If you won 10 million dollars, but the trade-off was you were cut off from your family for the rest of your life, would you accept it?
What is your treasure – things of this life, or the people in it?
Fun facts: This photo shows just how different kids are. The ham and cheese omelet with toast is my daughter’s choice for breakfast, the doughnuts are my son’s preferred “meal”.
Photo by: Kari Wiseman – Children’s choices for breakfast
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