Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I Choose Life

 Cole7

(picture of my beautiful grandson Cole!)

In making a covenant with His people, God made an interesting statement. He said, "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live . . ." (Deuteronomy 30:19). It's amazing that some people consciously choose death.

 But that is essentially what we do when we decide to go against God and His Word.


I must admit to you that sin can be very appealing. Because of the short-term pleasures sin brings, we often don't think of its long-term repercussions. I ask you right now, is your sin forgiven? Or are you without that hope, without that knowledge that your sin is forgiven? Until you deal with your sin, it's as if you have erected a wall between you and your God. There is an old saying, "If you feel you are far from God, guess who moved?" God hasn't gone anywhere. But perhaps we have. Perhaps we have let our sin separate us from Him.


We may pray, we may try to draw close to the Lord, but the sin we have not dealt with must be confessed before we can find the forgiveness God wants us to experience. God does and God will forgive sin. He can and will forgive your sin. Choose forgiveness, choose life.

(By Pastor Greg Laurie)

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27 comments:

Denise said...

Amen, so precious.

Joan said...

Thank you for the lovely WFW.
Life is so precious. We must do all we can to protect it.
Blessings

Laurie Ann said...

Susan, he is just a living doll! So precious! I love the Scripture you chose and the post to go with it. Praise God that though the choice isn't always easy (sin is so enticing) that through Him we can choose life and surrender our sin to Him. Great post, my friend! Don't you just love Greg Laurie? Happy WFW!

Chris said...

thanks for sharing!

luvmy4sons said...

I choose life...so many implications behind such a statement. I am so happy that God chose me and in Him I have life!

lori said...

Oh my WORD...HE is ABORABLE..how do you not squeeze him to pieces...seeing him makes me want another...I don't have any takers around here though:)

What fabulous thoughts to...the choice isn't always easy...wonderful words friend!

love ya!
lori

Penny Raine said...

Amen! and Amen!

Greg Laurie was our pastor when we lived in CA, before we moved to TN. I really appreciate him.

blessings, Penny Raine
http://pennyraine.com/blog

Twinkle Mom (Sunflower Faith) said...

What a precious photo!! Thank you so much for sharing the photo and perfect Scripture to go with it.

LisaShaw said...

WOW Susan, I CHOOSE LIFE! There is a lot said in that statement or what I call a declaration! Thank you for sharing this message with us and that absolutely adorable photo of your grandson. What a smile. I can see the joy of the LORD in him already!!!

Love you.

Daphine said...

Your grandson is PRECIOUS! Goodness! Love your thoughts here and I stand in totally agreement with you sister!

hip chick said...

Very nice wfw. And what a sweet little baby.

Samantha said...

Thank you for visiting my blog,
your blog is lovely and your post a true blessing, your grandbaby is precious. God bless you and thank you.
Samantha in TN

e-Mom said...

Love that photo of Cole. What a little doll!

And a good Word, Susan. I like this old saying: "If you feel you are far from God, guess who moved?"

YEs, I choose LIFE!

Happy WFW. (((Hugs))

Mariposa said...

Very true!

Happy WFW...

~♥~ Mariposa's Tales ~♥~

Alexis said...

Wonderful WFW!! Thanks for sharing!

Amydeanne said...

ooooooooooo what a cutiepie Sue! Thanks for sharing

Lisa said...

What a great picture! And the verse and message go so perfectly with it. Let us choose life!

Tonya said...

Amen, Sister! Keep preachin!!

This post kind of makes me think of this stem cell research issue. Our new President does NOT value life and it's PAINFULLY obvious! There has been SO MUCH LEARNED by studying the cells from LIVING people.. why MUST we encourage abortion in ANY small way? Our country has GOT to wake up and see how GOD VALUES EACH AND EVERY soul. So sad...

Even so, come SOON LORD JESUS!

LauraLee Shaw said...

Darling! And amen!

Maxine said...

Amen, Susan. Only in Jesus.

lori said...

I came back by to SEE that SMILING face again...
it's as close as I'm going to get to a newborn..the family won't let me near them!!:)

HUGS!
lori

Jennifer said...

Cute cute picture. I most certainly choose life. "God knew who we were even before creation"

Your right Tonya, we have a congress/President that apparently does NOT value human life. We will be held responsible for ALL of the children that we abort. I cannot see it as God's plan to end a life and all of it's generations that could have followed.

God's Girl said...

OK... that is one of the cutest, most precious pictures I've ever seen.

Your grandson is darling!!!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Good word as always!

Thanks for sweet words on my blog. Appreciate your encouragement.

Have a great weekend! Spring has sprung in Colorado. I love the sounds of all the birds..

CrittyJoy said...

Your grandson is adorable! Love the verse too!

And your thoughts :)

Blessings.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Susan:
This scripture from Deuteronomy was one that I memorized in February as part of Beth Moore's scripture challenge. So critical that we know the choice that God has set before us...blessings and curses, death and life!

I choose life with Jesus! Thanks for checking in with me. I've had several crazy weeks in a row and hope to be more consistent with my visits in days to come.

peace~elaine
PS: I love a good walk too! I missed it today because of the rain. Keep it up.

Tami Boesiger said...

What a sweetheart!! GREAT pic, Susan!