Beloved sisters in the LORD...we all have had choices in our every day lives, from our young childhood until it is our time to go to be with the LORD.
We are on our walk with the LORD every day as we draw closer to Him.
"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you."
Our desire and joy should be to obey Him in all ways.
If I had time I would write out all the choices I could think of and never find an end to it. But I do not have time for this, so I will only begin our contemplating on this subject:
How do we treat people no matter how good or bad they have been to us?
--our mother, our father...family, friends, co-workers, our enemies...
"Children, obey your parents in the LORD, for this is right. Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth."...
...."But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head."....
How do we spend our free time?
--are we obsessed in our hobbies, do we accomplish what is necessary to keep our homes in working order, do we spend quality time with our families, have we allowed our workouts to be our life, do we glorify God for the joy He weaves into our lives....
"...therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil...."
"...sees good in [our labor] --it is the gift of God..."
How do we use the electronics and media in our lives?
--Do we limit our times on phones, emails, texts, games, internet, TV... as we surely limit our children's time on them, are we careful what we read-see-hear, are our number of "friends" only on Facebook, when our real friends never hear or see us...
"Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life."
Are we careful with whom we spend time?
--are our friends bringing us deeper into sins, do our friends encourage us to treat others badly, do our friends point us to the One who has the real answers...
Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do we seek to spend quality, quiet, calm time with the LORD?
--is our heart's desire to find a time to sit with him, do we contemplate His word, do we search for scriptures on subjects which come up every day, do we allow Him to carry our burdens, do we pray more than "rocket prayers" throughout our day....
"How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD. How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, who seek Him with all their heart."......
Choices...every day we have choices to make.
Every day we can turn around and make right choices for ourselves, for the LORD.