Could you count the number of choices you have? Think about it, how many choices do you have today? When you look into your closet do you have a choice of, pants?, shirts?, shoes?, dress?, belts? How many outfits are different, and how many are alike? How about when you go to the kitchen? Do you have a choice of breakfast food? cereal, or fruit? Maybe you would rather choose a McD's sausage biscuit? How about how you will get some news this morning? internet? TV? newspaper? radio? water cooler gossip? The average person in the USA has hundreds of choices every day.
Let's compare that with people who live in a village in a third world country. They don't have a closet in their home. They wear the same clothes almost every day. Maybe they have one more shirt or dress, but not today, it is just an average day. They do not have a kitchen, so goes to the pot in the yard where she has corn papa boiling in the pot. If they do not like this they can choose to go hungry. Oh, maybe they’ll have a choice of maybe a few herbs to flavor it some, but he only has a little left. Maybe they’ll save it for tonight. How will they get some news? Maybe if someone comes from the city he will hear something about the outside world.
The man in the third world country has few choices and the man in USA has many. Both men are loved by God.
I have meet men and women whose lives are like this....only a few choices each day. If you go to meet men and women in third world and see the way much of the world lives outside of the USA it will change your perspective on many things. One of the biggest is how many choices we have every day.
Another big choice is this......
The question is will you serve the Lord today or will you serve yourself? Are you willing to say, "Lord what should I be doing today in order to do the Kingdom work you would have me do." So often in our world of thousands of choices serving the Lord is left until later. Not that we want to forget God, or His work, it is just that we think " I’m busy right now with ME stuff.... you know..... making the choices that are important to me." I will do the work of God later.
But now think about this, does the person in a third world country have a choice about what to believe about God? You do. But do they???
14 But how can they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe without hearing about Him? And how can they hear without a preacher? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent?
It is our responsibility to make sure the world gets the opportunity to decide for themselves about who Jesus is!!!
It is your responsibility to help in this cause!!!
You do have a choice you know!!!.
Sam & Elaine
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