Faith Without Works - Thursdays Faith Dose - March 1st 2012

Thursdays Faith Dose - March 1st 2012 

Faith Without Works             

"Choose you this day whom you will serve."
- Joshua 24:15.

"We're all self-made," said one self-made philosopher,
"but only the rich will admit it."

The fact is life is a series of choices. I am where
and who I am today and doing what I want to do because
of choices I made many years ago. Furthermore,
who I am and what I do tomorrow will be largely
affected by choices I make today. To do nothing is
also a choice even if it is made unconsciously.

For example, I may have been victimized in the past
but if I remain a victim that is my choice and in so
doing I become a willing volunteer. No matter what
my background was or what happened to me in the past,
I am now fully responsible for what I do about it
and for what I become.

With God's help and the support of loving friends
and, if needed, the help of a well trained counselor,
I can become the person God wants me to be and
fulfill the purpose he has for my life. It's up
to me, however, to find out what that purpose is
and do my part in fulfilling it.

It boils down to choice. As Joshua said to the ancient 
Israelites, "Choose you this day whom you will serve
... As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
And he did for the rest of his life.

Prayer: "Our Loving Heavenly Father, help me to
discover your purpose for my life and accept full
responsibility for becoming the person you want me
to be and for doing what you have planned for me to
do. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer.
Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team