Devotional: Using The Word "Choice" As My Default

Life has been so eye opening these days. I mean how could it not be when you are falling in love with your creator. Falling in love? Yes, you heard me, falling in love. There is something to be said about going deep with the lover of your soul.  Now has it always been this way? No, but it started out like that and somewhere in between things changed.

I was 15 when I made Jesus Lord of my life. It was a life-changing experience that I will never forget. I ate and drank the word, sat in his presence, and took the scripture in Revelation 3:20 very seriously. "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me " (NSAB).  How could one not take in all the love Jesus gives to us so freely on a daily basis? It's easy when you become complacent, dry, or as I like to put, it not feeling the joy down in my heart.

You see over the years, with the death of my parents, grandparents, walking on the Manhattan Bridge during 9/11, and suffering loss after loss in many ways, I had forgotten that feeling. I missed that closeness, that joy, and that peace. But that's when it hit me I had fallen into a trap of "feelings". I realized that it wasn't about feelings but about a choice. What do I mean by that you might ask?  Well, I mean that my walk with Jesus is not dependent on how I feel, but about choosing to believe that he is there in the midst of my ever-changing circumstances.

It's not about how I feel, but about trusting that God is a good father. He loves me unconditionally whether I feel it or not.  I can choose to believe this every single day for the rest of my life. As I stand in faith in his word, I choose to believe that he is the same God yesterday, today, and forever.  This revelation, made me trust fall into the arms of my God and having the understanding of being his daughter made all the world of difference. So, I am in love with Jesus and I don't care who knows it! It's a choice I am choosing to make by default every day no matter what life brings.


Reference

 Choice. (n.d.). In Merriam Webster Online, Retrieved April 25, 2016, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citation.

Written By Mavette Augustine

Bio: My name is Mavette Augustine and I am Follower of Jesus. I love singing, sharing the gospel with internationals and random people. I love traveling, song writing, and cooking. Some would say I am very funny and quite feisty when I want to be. However, I am just me; and I love myself just the way God created me.

My name is Mavette Augustine and I am Follower of Jesus. I love singing, sharing the gospel with internationals and random people. I love traveling, song writing, and cooking. Some would say I am very funny and quite feisty when I want to be. However, I am just me; and I love myself just the way God created me.