Decisions, Choices

Absolutely every question you have, every life choice you’ll make is addressed in the Word of God. The dilemma of decisions and choices are addressed specifically with the story of Saul and David. Decisions and choices are better made with prayer and patience. In other words, be careful what you ask and pray for…you might just get it. The story of David and Saul is a story of making right decisions and listening to God. Telling God what to do does no one any good but earnest prayer makes a way for God to speak to you.

‘And the LORD said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them’ (ref: 1Samuel 8:7).

Israel demanded a king…demanded. God told Samuel that the people, His beloved Israel, have rejected Him, they would rather have a king to judge and rule them. It’s easy enough to understand, Israel didn’t want the condemnation of God any longer. They somehow thought they could outrun God by having a man rule them. God told the people through Samuel what would happen! It would be certain that Israel’s choice to have a man rule them would be a disaster. The people chose Saul; God chose David. Had Israel been patient they wouldn’t have had to deal with all the years of Saul. What the people didn’t realize is that those years wasted on Saul’s rule were actually a time of preparation for the King that God had chosen. The people of Israel had to be prepared for what God had for them. (ref: 1Samuel 8:7-22)

So much of our lives on this earth would have been spared of so much grief if we would have petitioned the Lord and waited for His answer. How many lives could have been spared if men and women understood what fruit their ‘choice’ would bear in the future? The people wanted Saul; he was the ungodly choice. God chose David because He knows what’s best for us. Sin is a decision made to either be equal to God or to totally reject Him.

Abortion is not a choice; it’s an abomination that was brought about because sinful men and women couldn’t stand the conviction of God – the obvious result of an ungodly relationship, an innocent child. But notice the end of the David and Saul story, God had MERCY on Israel to give them David as king. After so much rebellion from His chosen people He still loved them enough to give them the right choice, His choice. For all of my Post Abortive friends, know that He has Mercy and has forgiven you! He has a better decision/choice for you….Life, abundantly.

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