Healthy Choices

There’s loads of emphasis on making healthy choices, particularly with our eating, exercise & uses of time & money. I’m continually coaching my kids to Mae healthy choices & I’m abundantly clear that God coaches me along these lines as well.  Here are some specific areas for making healthy choices:

  • Advocate or Accuse: let’s be aware that accusing is what the devil does & advocating is what the Holy Spirit does. Which choice is your natural default?
  • Convict or Condemn: condemning is when there’s a dead end & no hope to change, grown or improve – everything the devil works to accomplish.  Conviction happens when the Holy Spirit speaks in our hearts about something that’s wrong, endeavoring to help us change.
  • Truth Or Lie: Jesus says in John 8:44 that the devil’s natural language is lying but a few chapters later, Jesus calls the Holy Spirit the Spirit of Truth. If we tolerate white lies or incremental truths we need to consider if we are listening to the devil more than the Holy Spirit :!

Let’s make healthy choices!!

Fear Based Decisiona

I read this morning about Lot in Genesis after the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah. As a result, Lot was afraid & lived in a cave with his daughters. His daughters had lost their husbands in the destruction of Sodom & they concluded that there weren’t any men through whom they could perpetuate their family. From this, they decided to get their dad drunk & get pregnant by him. As a result, they had 2 boys – Moab & Ammon.
Whenever I hear this story it just seems totally crazy until I noticed this morning that Lot was afraid & decided to live in a cave. When we make decisions controlled by fear, the outcomes undercut our potential & distort the results that we could have in our lives. We’re supposed to fear & honor God – the end.