Life choices, ask God for wisdom, don't go along with the crowd, let God's Word determine your values
I had more than 120 choices for my lunch beverage. 

I was in a fast food restaurant standing in front of the a new beverage machine that starts with 22 soft drink choices and allows you to add extra flavors like cherry, raspberry, lime, vanilla, etc. 

We Americans love choices, and we’re convinced that most choices are neither right nor wrong, just different. 
  • God says loving ourselves is harmful and thinking of others is godly; our culture encourages selfishness (1 Timothy 3:1-5; Philippians 2:3-4).  
  • Jesus says He’s the only way of salvation; our culture tells us that beliefs don't matter, just sincerity (John 14:6). 
  • God calls homosexuality a “shameful lust”; our culture approves it (Romans 1:26-27). 
  • God says sex outside of marriage is sinful; our culture says it's natural (Matthew 15:19).
Life is full of choices, some as inconsequential as what to drink for lunch, others are life-changing. We can choose to believe God or man, to trust our instincts and the norms of our culture or to trust God’s Word.
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  1. nice post thanks for sharing i found you thrue other followers looking for to visit more blessings across the miles

  2. We just discussed choices with our teenage son recently. Our choices can make or break us. Some are simple yet, some are so profound. They can mold us an make us into what He wants us to be, or they can lead us down a road of destruction. We constantly say, "do the right thing". Sometimes knowing the right thing can be hard. But, most of the time because we know wrong from right the choice is a no-brainer. And that too can sometimes be difficult to. Because the right thing may not be the popular thing. We are to be set apart and that's what makes the difference. We answer to the Lord, not to the world's standards. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts as well, Piper. Good confirmation that we need to stand firm because God's commands are always loving and good.

  3. It takes lots of character to make your own choice when everyone else seems to have already decided for you. Thank you for visiting my tea party :)

  4. Amen! Your 1 minute devotions continue to encourage and challenge me, Gail! Love them all! :-)

  5. What a wonderful (and timely!) post. It saddens me, that in this nation, founded upon Christian principles, Christians are suffering unprecedented persecution for simply reading and believing in the Bible and the Truth it gives us. Thank you for having the courage for writing and sharing this! Also, thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. Many blessings, Lisa


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