Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How Our Daily Choices Affect Our Tomorrows

Photo courtesy of Etsy

Expounding Daniel 1: 1-21
by Greg Laurie

...But you need to know that the foundation for that kind of character, that kind of stand, was made early in life.  Resolutions they had made as young men, they were able to keep when they were older.

That reminds us that when you are building a house, the most important time is not when you put the roof on or when you paint the walls or decorate (though that may be the fun part), the most important part is when you lay the foundation, and you put in the wiring and you put in the plumbing, all those important parts of the house that will support everything else that is to come.

And in the same way, in life, the most important time is at the beginning; when the foundation is being laid, the time of our youth.  For it is there that we set our course; our habits are developed, our attitudes are formed.  It is during our youth that decisions are made that affect us for the rest of our lives.  Career choices, marriage choices, seeds that are sown that will be reaped in the years ahead.

We are all going to be a year older next year.  So I am making decisions today that will be played out by this time next year.  The stand you make today will determine what kind of stand you will make tomorrow.  You decide what principles you are going to live by because every day we make hundreds of decisions as to whether or not we are going to sow to the flesh or sow to the Spirit.


Matt@KeepPure said...

Another great post Emma! Thank you for your true encouragement and example. Keep it up!

Emma Joy said...

Thank you, Matt! I truly appreciate it and give God the glory alone for the blessing of having a blog and being able to share great resources with others!

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