Tuesday, 11 March 2008

the choice the price.

as i lay in bed unwilling to arise from my slumber and begin my day, a scripture was wisphered into my spirit-Exoduos 8 vs 1-10.

it happens to me like that sometimes; God just 'wisphers' a word to me. anyway i jumped out from bed, reached for my bible, opened to the passage and began to study.

the gist of it: Moses had been sent to pharaoh with a message from God "let my people go, so they can worship me" that was the message the instruction; the command. however God added "...IF you refuse.... i will send vast hordes of frogs across your entire land...."

pharaoh refused- and payed the price; ' .... frogs covered the WHOLE land of Egypt..." vs6

time passed- and pharoah sent for Moses and Aaron and begged "plead with the Lord to take the frogs away from me and my people...."

Moses replied that it was Pharoah who decided when he will pray for the Land to be rid of the plaugue of frogs.

pharoah's answer: "do it tomorrow.

i personally have wondered why pharoah said 'tomorrow' but it was a choice HE MADE and once again he paid the price "another day of frogs!"

then the Lord said to me: THE CHOICES WE{i} MAKE AFFECT NOT JUST US BUT THOSE WHO ARE AROUND US-THOSE WHO MEET WITH US.

it's not just us who 'suffer' or 'gain' from the choices we make in our personal lifes but every other person we know or would meet.

IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT YOU- and that is the coffee you need to wake up to meaning-this is the truth you have to accept.

the choices we make in 'our' lifes either ENRICHES the lives of those we come across or makes them the 'POORER'-.

it was pharoah's choice that got the entire land of Egypt into a horrible situation- and instead of him to LEARN from that and correct himself he repeated the same FOLLY.

we leave in a 'self-obsessed' world; we want to constantly have our way-do as we like thta we make the CHOICES we eventually would regret; the CHOICES those around join to pay the price for.

  • the husband/father who CHOOSES not to break free from his addiction to alcohol- he is NOT the only one who suffers his entire family suffers as well.

  • the man/woman whose REFUSES to abandon a pessimistic outlook on life is NOT the only one to suffer; but those who surround him/her.

the thng baout choices , is that conciously or unconciously, we are MAKING them- we either choose life or death; and have the consequence of our choices to look forward to.

the bible says in James 'he who lacks wisdom should ask God who gives generously.' you and I NEED wisdom for choice- once we understand that it does not END with us, but BEGINS with us; we become more dependent on the Lord's leading for direction {as it should be anyway.}.

so yea : 'THE CHOICE THE PRICE'; remember its NOT just us who reap from our choices BUT those around us. this is a message on selflessness in a way- becos once you are out to do right by God and by those around you {like paul admnishes us in one of the epistles to do our best to live at peace with those around us} you cease to live for self, and if that is not christ-like, then i wonder which christ we talking about here.

his peace. chichi

4 comments:

Jaycee said...

First!!!!!

This is something that we need to "consciously" think abt every day...our choices are not just about us, but also about our family, friends, and on-lookers.

One of my favorite quote of all times is, "You may be the only bible people will ever get to read." Their eyes are watching...and the bible also says, "for the earth is groaning for the manifestations of the sons of God." Their eyes are watching and waiting. Our decisions can really affect those around us, so we shd always make sure we're asking God for wisdom before we take any steps in our lives...

Thanks Chichi for teaching us something that is so practical & for all seasons...thanks...:)

Allied said...

You are right! the bible says "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. (Phil. 2:3).

and

"Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others" (1 Cor. 10:24).
But everything we do as human have to be "what will i gain from it"
the word I is thrown all over the place...

Thans for this reminder..

chichi said...

@jaycee:okay i share in urexcitment 'bout bein first 'YAY!!'-now that is ova n done... i love the quote u gave anbput bein the 'only bible ppl will read.' i dont think we get just how much who we CHOOSE to be shapes and affects those who come in contact wiv us and those who surround us.

@allied:hey thnx 4 visitn; n i agree too many 'I's' thrown around. imaYin a world wher; everyone is seeking out the good/comfort of the next person? ah sheer bliss indeed.

Truth said...

This is very true. Our choices affect people around us, that is why i told somebody around me that says, he will do what makes him happy. What made him happy eventally brought him pain and cause the whole lot of us around him to cry.i CONSCIOUSLY weigh my choises in other not to bring pain to those i love.Thanks chichi for you reminder