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God’s will for us is always the best and right choice

by Lon Smith

It is all about choices. You make choices every day, some bad, some good, some better, and some are the best choices.

Our need for choices is evident to most people.

God also has some to say on this topic.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days.”

God gives us choices, life or death, blessings or curses, heaven or hell.

You choose.

Joshua is known for his choice when he said, “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

The rich young ruler in Matthew 19:21-23 chose wrong and put his wealth over following Jesus.

We all face similar choices every day; we can choose to pray, or not, we can choose to live holy lives, or not, we can choose to share our faith with others, or we can be closet Christians.

The Bible gives us wisdom to make the right choices, but God does not make us make the right choice.

He gives us free will, you are free to do what you will.

In the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6, we read, “our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done.”

If we would buy into this one statement our lives would be way different.

We even see Jesus had some issues with this in Luke 22:41-42, “And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and he knelt down and prayed, saying ‘Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from me, never the less, not My will, but Yours, be done.’”

Jesus at that point wanted something different to happen other than death on the cross, but I am glad he let the Father’s will be done.

We know that Jesus never sinned, but he could have made two choices then.

We can also make choices for good things that are not necessarily sinful, but not the best choice either.

Whatever God wants for us in our lives is the best and right choice.

Whatever and wherever the choice for God might lead we need to say, ”not my will, but God’s will be done.”

Philippians 2:13 states, “for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”

God is working in us to help us make the right choices.

If we want to be game changers in this world we need to understand that if we surrender to God and always say your will be done, the things that God wants are going to happen.

We just need to agree with him and be involved in life-changing ministry.

When you meet that person on the street, ask for God’s will to be done.

He wants all people to be saved, this is his will.

Listen to him in your heart.

If He asks you to pray, then pray.

If He asks you to give, then give.

If He asks you to share the gospel message, then by all means share the gospel.

I don’t know about you, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Pastor Lon Smith of The River Ministries in Coleville is a member of Carson Valley Ministers’ Association.