People often live their lives in regret. You know those wish I had moments in life. I was talking to someone and I saw it's great to see you at church. Their reply was on the lines of I hope the roof doesn't fall in. Sounds like a silly statement and yet it's not. So many people feel like they don't fit or belong in a church. Their reasons can be anything from making their own mistakes, someone else hurting them, maybe not deserving a another chance in life and the list goes on. The Bible says:
Romans 3:23-24 New International Version (NIV)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
MY BIG DECISION ~
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord ~ Joshua 24:15 (NIV)
My own choices and decisions will affect not only my life, but those close to me. Each of us have sinned and fallen short because the Bible says it. We have made mistakes and needed a new start in life. A new way of thinking and walking in the freedom becomes our choice after you have given Jesus your heart.
I often wonder why we compare our lives with someone else. Have you ever wondered that? I was never created to be you or you to be me. Psalm 139 says, "Uniquely designed by God for a purpose". My big decision of giving my heart to God changed my life. Maybe not over night and the process continues today. I am certainly not who I was yesterday and seeing things clearer today. There is too much to gain with God, than to loose.
Psalm 118:24 English Standard Version (ESV)
This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
MY BIG CHOICE ~
I will be glad and serve the Lord
I have choices and I can make decisions that profit my life. It is like a huge investment when we let God use our lives. It is not only for our life but others when we shine for Jesus. He takes our mistakes and turns them into ministry. Yes, all my uglies of life have changed me into a different person. A positive person and casting off the negative daily. God will lead and guide as you surrender your will to his will. We were created to be different and yet the same. Different by our words and the same by being like Jesus. A new lifestyle of forgiving others as God has forgiven you. Wow moments of seeing what God has already given you and how he continues to amaze us.
AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE WILL SERVE THE LORD ~
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.