Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Making Choices : By Power Only

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear ; but of power , and of love , and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1 :7 .

It is a great privelege to be able to make choices concerning the desires of our hearts ;to be able to pick and choose without the restrictions of fear or other challenges.
We tend to take this privilege for granted until we hear of or see our fellow human beings who would love to be able to decide and choose to their hearts' content ; they have been denied the power to choose.
Man was created with the power to exercise his FREEWILL to make choices; in every aspect of life . However God- given power comes with conditions.
Our liberty to choose should be used in a responsible way ; bearing in mind that our actions and speech affect our future.

In the beginning , God gave Man the freewill to choose between Obedience and Disobedience ; and to make a crucial choice between Life and Death.
Genesis 2: 15 – 17.
We see a loving God ; a Father who gave human beings, His special creatures ; the power to freely choose or not to choose to accept him as their God and their Father
Deuteronomy 30: 19- 20 , Isaiah 1: 18- 20

Any system whether political or religious that is entrenched on coercion or death threat is not of God but of the Devil and from the pit of hell.
The beauty of the Christian Faith is the peace and respect it bestows or offers human beings .
That is why I and other Christians HAD A CHOICE before becoming Christians and why , even today, WE HAVE A CHOICE to remain or not to remain Christians.
Today or any time , we have the LIBERTY to choose ; bestowed on us by a kind and loving Father .
Decisions become easier when your will to please God outweighs your will to please the world.
This power to make choices is always attached to the knowledge of the repercussions of such choices.
God's call on our lives is to make the right and responsible choices ; FOR OUR OWN GOOD.
God has given us the sound mind and power to weigh the consequences of our actions before making choices; so that it the end of it all, the Word of God will ,always , remain true.
What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
His soul shall dwell at ease ; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him ; and he will shew them his covenant Psalm 25 : 12 – 14.

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