Thursday, February 27, 2014
Made To Crave Bible Study - Making Wise Choices Over Time
"Let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God." (2 Corinthians 7:1)
Making healthy choices continuously over time is so important to success. It can also be difficult. You have to be careful that you don't allow the occasional human slip-up to send you on a downward spiral, right back to where you started.
I've been on that path before. But - this time it's going to be different. I won't say that I will never make the wrong choice again. Face it...none of us are perfect, and that definitely includes me. What I have to make sure I do is work through it - choice by choice, prayer by prayer - so that I build up my success one choice and one prayer at a time.
Perfecting holiness doesn't mean we are perfect. Only God is perfect. It does mean that we keep working at it, getting as close to perfect as we can and never giving up. God knows - that I'm trying, that I want to get to that place where I'm always making right choices. And that counts for a lot with Him. As long as I keep moving toward the goal and pick myself up when I make a mistake and continue on, I'll be on the right track.
And as long as I pray and talk to God continuously, especially when I make a mistake, He will be happy. That is where I need to find my peace - and I will get there.