I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him… Deuteronomy 30:19-20 ESV
We face a choice every day. We can either choose to copy Jesus or we can choose to go our own way. God has set the choice before us. He’s shown us, in the Bible, the path to life and blessings, but it is 100% our decision which way we go.
What You Can Expect If You Choose God
It takes faith to choose to obey God and copy Jesus. The way of living that He describes in the Bible is simple, but it is not easy. It usually goes against worldly “wisdom”. However, for those that adopt His teachings, there are rich blessings that follow.
So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 1 Peter 5:6 NLT
It is up to you and I. Do you believe? If so, then trust God. Live according to His ways and see what He has waiting for you.
Now, let me clarify for a moment. I’m not saying that if you obey God that He will automatically give you what you want. He’s not a genie in a bottle. What I am saying is that if you adopt His ways of living that it will lead to blessings. It will enrich your life in some way. Perhaps not in the way you think or expect or desire, but if you remain open and expectant, you will reap a harvest of blessing.
I also should add that I don’t believe you can bargain with God. Generally, you can’t suddenly start obeying Him and expect Him to pull you out of a mess that you created. God can’t be bought. You can’t do Him any favors. God in His infinite mercy may spare you if you ask, but you can’t bargain with Him for it.
However, the sooner you begin choosing to live according to His ways, the sooner you will begin to see His blessings.
Make the Right Choice and See Where It Leads
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 NLT
I urge you to choose to copy Jesus. Follow His ways and see how His mighty power at work in you can accomplish infinitely more than you might hope or imagine!