FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
Key Bible Verse: Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (Psalm 139:16)
Dig Deeper: Joshua 24:14-18
When I was a kid, I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books. these were unlike any other books because the way the story would unfold depended upon the choices you made every few pages. Each choice you made reduced the possible number of endings to the story that you might experience and drew you more inevitably to certain conclusions. Every choice mattered, and had a direct impact on the outcome. The same is true in life.
So how do we go about making wise choices? Do we simply depend on how we feel in the moment, or do we want to step into the story that already awaits us – written in advance? Do we want to choose our own adventure? Or choose the adventure that the Author has scripted especially for each of us?
There is an element of free will within our story. We can choose the wrong plot line for our lives. We can rebel, we can ignore God’s best, we can strike out on our own. What will you do? Will you use your free will to choose the path that God has already chosen for you? And if you have strayed from that path, will you make the choices that put you back on the right course?
– Matthew West in The Story of Your Life Interactive Journey
My Response: What might my story look like in, say, five years if I made the choice to follow God more fully right now?
My Response: When one is free to live as God intended, he is truly free indeed. – Jay E. Adams (writer)
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