Choosing Life Entry 1
Mornings with Jesus are magical to me. I can stumble into our study, head hazy with worldly concerns, sometimes with only enough clarity to know that I need to get to Jesus. And He shows up, every single time!
As I lay my head in His lap and begin to let myself become wrapped in the wonder of Him, I become resurrected anew in who He is. A million deaths and rebirths have happened for me this way, as I simply acknowledge my need for Him, He fills me with all I lack.
This morning was no different, only it was, in the sense that a simple question I had asked Him about my health turned into an invitation to join Him in discovering all He has to say about one certain topic; Choosing Life.
The verses below have saved my life and sanity over and over again, yet as much as I have gained from them, Jesus is showing me that I have still so much more to learn about choosing life and blessing what it really looks like in my life.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20” I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”
John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.”
As He spoke these words to me today and opened my eyes to ways that I am still not applying these verses, in essence, not trusting Him in my life, I felt a divine invitation happen in my heart. It was like He was extending His hand out towards me asking, “Do you really want to know what choosing Life in Me looks like?”
And I am saying, “yes!”
And I am inviting you along with me.
I will post here at least three times a week about how Jesus is prompting me to choose Life.
I will begin with how this whole thing got started today.
As I was praying about my health, this is what I heard in my heart.
Rhonda, you cannot sow where you have not reaped. Make room for LIFE and you will find it. The evidence will be less dependency upon what man has made and more dependency upon Me. Earthly bound habits lead to an earthly bound life.
That is not My plan for you.
Rhonda, I have set before you Life and death, blessing and curse, choose Life! It’s that simple! It works in every area of your being; physical, spiritual, social, emotional, mental, and so on.
When you choose death, Life stops. It cannot go on to produce what it is meant to in every aspect of your life.
It gives off a false sense of multiplication which people can mistake for life, but there is no weight to it.
Which is more REAL, one-million pieces of glitter or one diamond?
Which holds weight and value?
There is only value in REAL Life and all LIFE has its origin in Me Alone.
Rhonda, I have chosen LIFE for you and I have paved a WAY for You through My own Life.