Thursday, June 5, 2014

One Little Decision

There's a story in the Bible that we all know. It's an infamous story about a famous king who committed adultery and murder, caused God's name to be blasphemed, and suffered severe consequences. Yes, obviously I'm talking about King David.

But that's not where the story started. It started in the first verse of 2 Samuel chapter 11. David was not where he was supposed to be. David was supposed to be at war with the kings and instead he sent his general and his servants and everyone else and he stayed at home.

And apparently while he was home, he was doing nothing. Verse two tells us that he got off his bed in an eveningtide. If you want to get in trouble, just do nothing. Being busy with the work God gave you will help your life.

My point isn't to rehash the story. We all know it and if you don't, go read 2 Samuel 11 and 12. Or watch Veggie Tales "King George and the Ducky." Just kidding, they generally "loosely" retell the story. Read the Bible and then watch the Veggie Tales.

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My point is that David's decision to stay home had huge repercussions. One little decision that he probably thought didn't matter.  But our decisions do matter. What we decide today can affect the rest of our lives and our children's lives, just like David's decision did.

What are you deciding today? Are you deciding to read your Bible? To train and love your kids? To invest in your marriage? Are you deciding to follow the leaders in your life? Are you giving your life to serve God or just living for yourself?

Today matters. I know I've been harping on that lately but it's true. And sometimes we need to remember it when we are doing the same things day in and day out. Don't give up on the work God has for you. And even when you feel like what you do doesn't matter, it does.

Today matters. Go live like it.

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