Love is a choice. Think about that statement for a moment. Let it sink in.
Love is not the lovey-dovey, toe-curling, heart-pounding sensation we feel when we fall in love.
Love is a choice, just like everything else in the Christian life. Forgiveness. Repentance. Belief. They all take choosing.
We get all caught up in this realm of our feelings. Our feelings lie to us.
It is our responsibility to turn the thermostat of our souls to where God is leading. Then watch our feelings eventually catch up with that decision.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. – Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
Today I made a man cry. Not because I said malicious things to him or intended to hurt him. No, because I said what God had put on my heart. The words struck a chord with him.
I am a big of doing things myself, but I had to come to the end of myself and thebeginning of God in my life in order to see how big my God really is.
When we are trying to do things our way, saying and doing things in our strength, God just sits back and let’s us.
It is when we surrender to God’s will, do things His way, that we see God work in our lives.
I didn’t want to speak those words to that man, but I did. I did what God told me to do, and it struck a nerve with that man, a stranger I may never met again.
Today, choose to surrender your will to God’s, to let Him work through you instead of working for Him.
And above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath. But let your “Yes” be yes and your “No” be no, so that you may not fall into judgment. – James 5:12 (NET)
God dropped this into my spirit because I don’t say no when I should.
I changed my hair color, going from brunette to blond. Only a side reaction happened. Guys started hitting on me.
Unfortunately, I have trouble saying “No, you can’t have my number” or “No, I don’t want to go out with you.”
This, as you can imagine. has led to some real problems like me holding conversations with guys that I am not interested in.
God pointed out to me that I was playing games with their affections, their feelings. And it was disrespectful.
He wants my yes to be yes…and my no to be no. And that’s what I choose to do.
Take the “Let-your-no-be-no” challenge with me today. Let your yes be yes and your no be no in every area of your life.