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Through "The Basics with Beth," Beth Jones is teaching the basics of God's Word to help you live a life you love and love the life you live! 


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The Choice Is Yours

Kelsey Jones

"Everything of God gets expressed in Him (Jesus), so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything." Colossians 2:9-10 MSG

Did you know that each day you make around 35,000 choices? In fact, this morning you've already made two great choices! The first was waking up, and the second was to start your day with this devo. Aren't you glad God created us with a sense of choice? Our lives are a product of our choices, and those choices govern our lives. Rick Warren says this, "Every act of our lives strikes some chord that will vibrate in eternity." 

Genesis 1:27 tells us that God created human beings in His own image. The one thing that separates us from the rest of God's creation, is that we are ruled by and act according to the choices we make, not merely by instinct. Again, aren't you glad God chose to create us in His own image? Aren't you glad God loves us so much, and is so loving in His nature, that He would give us a free will of choice! 

The day you made Jesus the Lord of your life, you made the most important choice that impacted your life on earth and your eternal life. Today, you get to experience a living partnership with God through His Son Jesus. How amazing is that?

There is a story in Luke 17, where ten lepers stood at a distance from Jesus crying for His help. Jesus sees them, approaches them and tells them to return to the priests to show themselves. The ten lepers listened and, as they went, all ten were healed. Of the ten who were healed, nine were Jews and one was a Samaritan. Jews were considered "God's chosen people" and were familiar with the ways of God. Upon being healed, only one leper made the choice to come back to Jesus to express his gratitude. The one who returned was the Samaritan, who was highly looked down upon because he was not Jewish. You must understand that for this man to return he had to make a conscious choice. He made up his mind that being at the feet of Jesus expressing gratitude was much better than wherever he was heading. Because of his choice to return, Jesus tells him "Get up and go on your way. Your faith (your trust and confidence that spring from your belief in God) has restored you to health.” How amazing! 

When the Samaritan was ill, he made the choice to cry out. When he was healed, he made the choice to be thankful, even when everyone else kept going on their way. Our opening verse from Colossians says, "You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything." 

When you came to Christ, and daily make the decision to come to Him, the fullness that is in Him is yours. That's what makes Jesus so marvelous, so worthy of praise. Jesus in His fullness, has made Himself completely available to us. I encourage you to choose Him today - choose to invite Him into your every moment, big or small. Look to Him first, and like the Samaritan man in Luke 17, reach out to Jesus with your needs and return to Him with thanks! After all, it is your choice - and choices are an overflow of your heart's position.

So what do you need to cry out to God for today? What is a need that you need to express to Him but have been trying to carry on your own? The fullness of Jesus is yours: that means you lack no good thing. A fullness of mercy, fullness of grace, fullness of love...all made available to you through Jesus because God loves you. Choose to call upon His name, trust Him, and give Him thanks for He is worthy!

Say It: "Jesus, today I invite You into my day. Every moment and conversation I'd love to share with You. I present my needs before You, and thank You for Your goodness. I choose to be thankful today, because You are so worthy of my praise. Thank You for being close to my heart, and keeping me within Your fullness. In Jesus' Name, Amen!"