Choose Life - The Adventure of Your Journey with Jesus
Jun 8 10:25 AM

Choose Life - The Adventure of Your Journey with Jesus

Jun 8 10:25 AM
Jun 8 10:25 AM

The Lord Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life”. (John 14:6) The apostle John wrote “In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood (or overcome) it.” (John 1:4)

So, to choose life is to chose Jesus. He is the way – the only way (Acts 4:12). He is the truth, the spirit of truth, who will guide us into all truth (John 16:13). And He is the life (1 John 5:11-12) – “…and this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life. He who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
The enemy, the devil, a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth (John 8:44) is the “thief, who comes only to steal and kill and destroy” (John 10:10). He is busy, knowing his time is short (Revelation 12:10-12), convincing many that “self” is of prime importance and will bring most pleasure and human acclaim. He has confused tolerance with love, acceptance of everything with true kindness and mercy.

The enemy, who comes as an “angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14), offers many alternative paths to those on their way to the celestial city (Pilgrim’s Progress). He tries to get us alone, distracted, and totally self-focused. He has used cell phones, pandemics, family breakdown, entertainment, self-help gurus, whatever appeals to your flesh, to lead us away from hope,
from community, from abundant life.

So, this is a call to Christian parents to do the Deuteronomy 6 thing! Talk to your children as you sit around the table, drive to their soccer game, hike the trails. Talk about God’s faithfulness, all He has done in creation, salvation, redemption. Remind them of His faithfulness seen in your life and theirs. Build that “altar of remembrance”. And talk about the issues they will need to be
prepared to face in our culture today – truth, deception, hopelessness, feelings of “not belonging”, abortion, transgenderism, social media influence, etc. (age appropriately).

Pray together for your family and friends, community and country. “Know therefore that the LORD your God is God. He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands.” (Deuteronomy 7:9) “Fear the LORD your God, serve Him only, and take your oaths in His name. Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you.” (Deuteronomy 6:13-14) Talk about these gods of the “peoples around you” who need hope. Pray that they will find life in Jesus. Pray for revival in our land, because our hearts have become proud and we have forgotten the LORD our God. (Deuteronomy 8:14)

Teach your children to be strong and courageous, not to be afraid of the enemies around us, for the LORD our God goes with us, He will never leave us or forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6, 8) Pray for tender and caring hearts, who see the brokenness in those so affected by abortion, broken marriages, materialism, financial worries, political strife, physical and emotional health
issues, etc. And pray for opportunity to serve the broken, knowing that God has set before us life and death, blessings and curses.

Now, choose life, so that you and your children may live, and that you may love your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him. For the LORD is your life. (Deuteronomy 30:9-20)

“Hold fast to Him”, because you are in for an adventure as you walk life’s journey with Jesus, the God of the universe. “For the LORD your God is God of gods, Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.” (Deuteronomy
10:17, 18)

In Isaiah 40, our LORD is talking to those who hope in the LORD (vs 30-31).

Get ready to fly!



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