WEDNESDAY 6TH JAN.,2016
TOPIC: LIFE IS ABOUT CHOICES (2)
TEXT: 1 Kings 3:9 “Therefore give to your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge these great people of Yours?”
Choices — they’re the determining factor on how your life turns out. When Solomon came to the throne as a young man, he prayed for wisdom to make the right choices in life. A renown basketball coach once said, ‘There’s a choice you have to make in everything you do. So keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you.’ Some of us make life harder by making bad choices; others move through life more easily because they make good choices. The truth is, you don’t always get what you want, but you always live with the consequences of your choices. Observe: 1) Your choices reveal who you really are. ‘What we do in some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are; and what we are, will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.’ 2) The higher you rise, the more difficult your choices become. King Solomon, sadly, chose women who turned his heart away from God (I Kings 11:4). 3) Your choices change you for good or evil. Once you choose, you become a servant of that choice. It impacts your life and often on the lives of others.
So you must make your choices prayerfully and wisely. Read Job 42:5.
He had a purposeful and fulfilled experience as a result of the Holy Spirit sense of discernment leading him to make right choices.
MEDITATION: Deut. 30:17-20
STUDY THE BIBLE
LK 8:1-25/GEN 9/PSALM 6