Friday, January 1, 2010
NEW YEAR'S CHOICES
As we look at our brand new calendar, what choices will we make each day? At home, how will we choose to act in love toward those with whom we live? At work, how diligently and carefully will we choose to do that project? At our place of worship, how will we choose to serve and honor others?
C.S. Lewis, the explorer of Narnia, had this to say about choices:
“…every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning the central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature; either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow-creatures, and with itself. To be the one kind of creature is heaven; that is, it is joy and peace and knowledge and power. To be the other means . . . eternal loneliness. Each of us at each moment is progressing to the one state or the other."
I couldn’t have said it better . . . .
Heavenly Father, teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grown in wisdom. Psalm 90:12