What if I told you that your best life could be had through a series of strategic choices? Would you commit to making those choices even if they were hard ones to make? God set two trees in the middle of the Garden of Eden. One was the Tree of Life and the other was a tree that brought a death sentence. God not only told the man and woman not to eat the fruit of it, but He said that they were not to touch it. They had a choice and Adam, and his wife chose the one that brought the sentence of death.
Unfortunately, we make the same type of decision when we choose disobedience over the will of God. We’ve all done it and we all have the opportunity to make a change today. Deuteronomy 30:19 says “… I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore, choose life, that you and your offspring may live.” Each day, we have a series of choices to make. Most of them are small. If we begin to check ourselves daily at least several times a day, we will begin to change our course from whatever level of life and obedience we are expressing now to something so much greater.
As I said Sunday, I’ve set an alarm on my phone to remind me five times a day to stop and consider God. I pledge to honor Him, praise Him and acknowledge Him in my thinking, with my words and my actions. This simple plan is moving my heart forward with God. You can use other ways and means to remind yourself to consider Him in all you do. Put Him on your calendar or schedule, make appointments for prayer or scripture reading. I have a reminder set to send a kind word to someone every day. You can let someone know you are praying for them or just thinking about them and ask how they are doing. Remember, every small obedient act to God brings more life to you and the people around you. That’s what God wants for you and what you would want also if you could only see the benefits.
Two trees are before you. Which one will you choose?