But I Want a Choice

mother and her daughter quarreled

For the past 14 months, my husband and I have had the privilege to rent a home with our son, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.  Every day we laugh.  A lot. God sometimes shows me through my grandson how very much like a 2-year-old I still am.

The following conversation took place between my daughter-in-law and grandson:

Mom: “Come on, it’s time to take a bath.”

Child: “I don’t want to take a bath.”

Mom: “You don’t want to take a bath?”

Child: “No, I don’t want to take a bath.”

Mom: “You don’t have a choice. You need to take a bath.”

Child: “But Mom, I want a choice.”

Even as a redeemed child of the One True God, too often I lapse into wanting a choice – to go my way rather than God’s way.   Every time I sin, I make a choice to go my own way.

My flesh wants a choice.

In my spirit I know that God’s way is life and the way of my flesh is death.

So ultimately my choice really is life and death.

But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. Romans 6:22

Why would I not chose life?

Blessings, Diane

After serving 16 years full-time on the staff of America’s Keswick, Diane Hunt and her husband moved to North Carolina where she continues to serve part-time as a contributing writer and Partner Care Consultant.  She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

 

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