I am thankful that God created us with the ability to choose. I’m not sure I would’ve done that if I were in His position. Don’t get me wrong. I am so thankful that He is God and I am not! God could have made us without free will. But He did not. His story is filled with our stories. And none are sweeter than the ones told of those who call Him Father.
I can’t imagine a greater feeling than knowing you’ve been chosen. You and I know how loved we feel knowing that God chose us. Imagine how God’s heart must be moved when we choose Him!
He created us with the ability to think for ourselves and the choice to reject anything that would try to come between us and the Lord. The Apostle Paul knew there would be many things that would try to disrupt our connection with God, including, and especially, our own thoughts! That is why Paul gave us this direction in 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV). “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
Day by day. Minute by minute. We must take captive every thought that isn’t of God. Choose Him today!