Sunday, November 6, 2016

Are You Ready to Make the Choice?

Hebrews 4:12-13

New International Version (NIV)
12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Just like the word of God is alive and working in our lives today, so is sin. Just like the word can penetrate deep into our souls and our very being, so can sin. Just like God can see the good in our hearts, He also sees the sin.

The choice then becomes ours - do we want to try and live in denial about our habits and addictions - OR, do we uncover it and lay it before God. We have to decide what type of lives we want to live. Either way, the choice will have a profound affect upon us. If we choose to live for God, our actions will begin to reflect the good in our lives and all that we have to offer. If we choose to hide in shame, ultimately it will destroy us.

Either way, we are accountable for our actions and God already knows. So doesn't it make sense to stop the make believe and give it up? The Bible, programs such as Celebrate Recovery or a traditional 12 step program, friends, family, counselors, accountability partners, sponsors - these are all tools or people to help us turn away from deadly issues in our lives. Are you ready to make that choice. He already knows all about your life.