Choose Life

  Pictured:  An abandoned bus near the Pardoo Roadhouse in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Pictured:  An abandoned bus near the Pardoo Roadhouse in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

 

This day I call heaven and 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 and that you may love your God, listen to his voice and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
– Deuteronomy 30: 19-20

The Bible is filled with the parallel’s of life’s journey and those historic travel stories of the people of Israel. Constantly, Moses their leader would relay God’s heart and instructions to them in the hopes they would clearly see that their lives would be so much more fulfilling by obeying His simple instructions and laws. But just like you and me… they seemed to think they could do life without the boundaries. Pride and fear take over from humility and faith and before we know it life looks like the aftermath of a firestorm. So many times the people of Israel ignored God’s grace and chose the selfish road to self destruction. 

I found this burned out bus in a scorched desert a few days ago. A vehicle that used to carry people to destinations left abandoned and destroyed, never to be useful again. It reminded me of what we can allow our lives to become without God’s presence and guidance, without His instructions and grace. Don’t burn out striving in your own strength to  make your life better… Allow the peace of God and the wisdom of His word to lead you to a blessed future. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.– Proverbs 3: 5-6

Choose life simply means to choose God’s word and way for your life, so that the generations to come will thank you for your faithfulness and humility. I like that.

Thanks again for your prayers and support.

Godspeed,
Steve Grace