Upgrading Our Choices
"I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death... therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live." (Deut. 30:19 NKJV)
- Begin with the RIGHT end in mind.
"...but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." (Phil. 3:13-14)
"Who is the man who fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way he should choose. His soul will abide in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land." (Ps. 25:12-13)
- Be wiling to COMMIT to the CONSEQUENCES
"Peter asked, 'Lord, why can't I follow You now? I will lay down my life for You.' Then Jesus answered, 'Will you really lay down your life for Me? I tell you the truth, before the rooster crows, you will disown Me three times!'" (John 13:37-38 NIV)
- Trust in the PROCESS and the PROVIDENCE of God.
"For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal, and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay." (Hab. 2:3)
"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it." (Ps. 37:4-5)
"... for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure." (Phil. 2:13)