“He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth,” Luke 1:14 (NIV).
My question to you today is this: Where do you stand? Are you worshipping God or are you worshipping yourself? Have you become a Christian, but question your allegiance to God because you still struggle with sin in your life? You don’t have to be perfect to remain in God’s family. You might be happy to learn He doesn’t expect perfection. Bottom line: God looks at your heart. If you are truly seeking to obey the boundaries He sets in the Bible, His blueprints for a blessed life, then He knows your heart and is pleased.
However, just like in our family, you still have a choice to make. You are either 100% committed to worshipping God or you aren’t. And, He’s so much a gentleman, He lets you make that choice. He wants you to choose Him. He wants to help you navigate your way through the troubles of this world and can’t do that unless You ask Him to, but still, it’s your choice.
As we’re reminded at Christmastime, God sent His son, Jesus, to earth as a baby. His mission was to spend 33 years among us, equipping us with examples from His own life of how to live a life of love. He knew His mission was to live among us before choosing to die a gruesome death on the cross for our sins. This was done for the sole purpose of allowing us the privilege to become part of His family for all eternity. I can’t think of any bigger gift than that to prove His love for us. However, it still comes down to you making the choice.
I’ve made my choice – what about you? If you want to discuss the two choices, feel free to email me at clSwalwell@gmail.com. I’d be happy to talk with you more.
© 2013 Cheri Swalwell