to live by choice, not by chance;
to make changes, not excuses;
to be motivated, not manipulated;
to be useful, not used;
to excel, not compete.
I choose to listen to my inner voice,
not random opinions of others.
What do you choose?
you run Your day
or the day runs you!
I have set before you life and death,
blessing and curse.
Therefore choose life,
that you and your offspring may live,
When God comes to save us we look like those old homes that have been neglected for years.
the roof may be leaking, the foundation crumbling, the plumbing and electricity outdated,
From the outside you may not even be able to see the front door because of all the overgrowth.
But When Jesus walks in to our Temple, He says to the Father I will redeem her, I will take the old growth from the front door, give a beautiful new paint job on the outside, clean up the yard, give this temple a new front door and clean fresh windows. She will be something to see. People will come in and see the grandeur of the love and grace we have for her.
I will redeem and put this temple on the path You have chosen for her.
The first thing Jesus does is hire a contractor, who is the Holy Spirit. And they set out on a journey of healing for this grand estate. She first needs her environment cleaned up. So they get to work and make sure you can see the front door, take the bushes down that in the past gave her a presence of hiding. They also give her a paint job and then she will be ready to be a light on a hill. There will be new windows so she can receive the light of the Father and also that others can see in and see the grace, love, patience, and peace that was given. The curb appeal for the old estate has become so bright and appealing.
But the Father asked, “How long the Father asks, How long will this take?” The Holy Spirit says, “As long as she trusts and receives and believes our love for her not long, but if she fights us, then it will take longer.”