All of life comes to one ultimate question….darkness or light, evil or good, sinner or saint? Every decision leans one way or the other. Every action takes a side, whether you consciously choose it or not. Every word uttered is a reflection of the heart and reveals which side of the fence the speaker is on. Even inaction is an action, is a choice, is a decision made that answers the internal question of evil or good.
You battle everyday with choices set before you. The battles may occur at work, at home, during down time, in the busiest time of the day, with family, friends, or coworkers. Choices are made in everything at every moment of every day of your life. The choice you make reflects who you are as a person, your character, your beliefs, and your values.
So, I ask you: What do your choices reveal about you? Do they show your faithfulness to God or to yourself and this world? Do they reflect love and humility towards others, or show pride, arrogance, and a lack of affection? Is what you say encouraging and renewing, or do your words tear others down? Or worse yet, do you stand silent, not taking a stand at all? Remember the choice to do, say, or believe nothing is a choice!
As you approach the new year, take some time to examine your heart, soul, and mind, placing them open before God. Let him in. Let him convict you of areas you need to improve. Let him show you areas where you are strong. Let God examine you and bring you to a place of light and goodness. Let him take the sinner that you are and make you a saint in His eyes.
You are God’s child and he can show you the way of righteousness. He can lead you down the path that is designed for you. Trust in him, knowing that he will always guide, guard, and keep you in his love.
All my love and may the God of unending peace and wisdom bring you clarity and conviction, leading to eternal life. ❤
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts:
see if there be any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting. ~ Psalm 139:23-24
Put on the full armor of God,
so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness,
against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
The devil comes knocking on the door of your heart
Evil coursing through his veins
Polluting your thoughts
Pouring darkness into your heart
Devouring your soul
Torturing your flesh
Give it all to God
There is nothing too ugly
No sin too bad
Darkness cannot hide
God is stronger than all the devil’s tricks and deception
The Lord brings truth to the mind
Showers the heart with His light
Restores the soul
Strengthens the flesh