Making Choices

Idaho has the craziest springs. Snow, rain, sun, lightning, hail...more snow.

It is difficult enduring it, especially after the long winter we had this year. So on the drive home from the gym last week, it was a lovely morning as we were getting dumped on with the fluffy white stuff. So we began to rant a bit, then I told Michael that we should just smile because it would pass soon enough.

So he did.

That ham smiled the biggest, goofiest smile you can imagine, held it until his face hurt, and proceeded to wave to every person we drove past on the road. I’m pretty sure they all thought we were crazy. But by the time we got home, we were both laughing and thoroughly enjoying ourselves in our goofiness.

Serving God is not easy...but it is not a burden. His commandments are not burdensome.(1 John 5:3) They bring us joy and freedom that comes from being obedient and faithful to what He has called us to. Choose to serve him in fear, remembering HE SEES ALL; in sincerity, which means free of pretense, deceit, and hypocrisy; and faithfulness, because He is faithful to us, despite all our faults.

1 Corinthians 10:12 “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.”

Our lives as believers are battlefields. We must always be on guard and cannot become complacent in our walks! ANY of us can be drawn into sin. We must choose to pray without ceasing, to be consistently in the Word, and BUSY about the work of the Lord. Remaining in continual fellowship with the Lord will give us the ability to resist temptation when it comes. I really want to emphasize the word ‘busy’.

Our family has been reading 2 Samuel for morning devotional, and I can't help but wonder, would David have committed the sin he had with Bathsheba, if he had been about the work that he was suppose to be doing? Out on the battlefield with his men. Being occupied with what He has called us to do and not allowing idle time fill your day is extremely important in not allowing Satan to come in and tempt you.

So dear sisters and brothers, armor up! Be ready for battle, and remember He has promised an escape, and that He is for us, not against us.

Love you all!

Sarah J.