THE WILL

Our will is our choice.  Our will is our power or control over our actions.  Our will is like a rudder on a boat.  It steers us and sets us on a course through life.  We use our will many times each day.  What will I wear? What will I eat? What time will I go to bed? What time will I get up?  Will I go here or will I go there?  As we repeat certain behaviors, they become routine or a pattern of behavior.  If we continue to choose to go to bed at 10:00 each night, it becomes a pattern.  Over time we may have some good patterns of behavior, and we may have some negative patterns of behavior.  If we take that first cigarette, and another and another, we have allowed ourselves to develop a negative pattern in our life.  So, the outcome of our life is comprised of many choices of our will over a long period of time. 


But God sent His Son, Jesus to rescue us from this life!  I'm so glad Jesus rescued me and gave me a new start in life! When I became born again I was made a new creature in Christ. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."  2nd Corinthians 5:17  Through this new life we have the opportunity to change our negative behaviors into good behaviors.  We set a new course for our life. It only  takes one thing to change.   Our will!

 

First, we use our will to choose to receive Christ as our Savior.  Secondly, we choose to follow Him and His ways.  We choose to walk in obedience to His Word.  As Christians our lives should line up with the teachings in the Bible.  As He deals with us about our negative behaviors, we  choose to change.  Then by His grace He helps us to change.  But it is our will to follow Him and change or not.  "Choose you this day whom ye will serve;. . .but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."


"And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God."  Romans 12:2


I trust that you have received Christ as your Savior.  If not, I encourage you to ask God for forgiveness of your sins and turn from them.  Tell someone about your decision to follow Christ.  Find a Bible believing church to attend.  Pray and read your Bible.


And remember that your will determines your outcome in this life and for the next.  God bless you!

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