Saturday, September 26, 2009

Starting Point

I'm not sure exactly why I started a blog - except that sometimes I like to write things down. I'm pretty simple minded -- nothing too deep here, but I'll journal things anyway.

Today, I've been thinking about choices -- the choices we make in life. If people were totally honest and really thought about things, most of them would agree that the choices we make in life are important. They affect the course of our lives. Some people would even say that some of the choices we make affect others as well. BUT, I really think that the choices we make and the way we live our lives have a greater effect than we really even want to consider.

Think about Jonah. He chose disobedience. Not only did Jonah have to experience the consequence of his choice, but others did as well. Think about those on the ship that Jonah was trying to use as an escape -- they suffered material loss and, I believe, thought that they were facing the loss of their lives as well. Then there are those people in Ninevah -- it was a huge city, and I'm sure that there were those during the three days that Jonah was in the belly of the fish whose life ended - without ever hearing the warning to repent.

Just think - every time we make a wrong choice -- there are far-reaching consequences for those choices.

Total obedience to God's Will, though I know I fall short, is my heart's true desire. I hope it is yours as well.

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