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Free To Choose

July 17, 2008

“you are free to choose between two masters, but you are not free to adjust the consequences of your choice”

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  1. July 17, 2008 10:28 am

    Matthew 6
    24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

    Deuteronomy 30:19 (New King James Version)
    New King James Version (NKJV)
    Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

    19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;

    Good point though… whatever happens happens and there’s nothing you can do about it… Good thing we (should) know the consequences of our choices right?

  2. July 17, 2008 10:31 am

    So true!

  3. ramsey72 permalink
    July 17, 2008 10:51 am

    Pretty sobering thought…..i think we forget about the consequences of our choices too often and that is why we end up making the choices that we do.

  4. July 17, 2008 12:29 pm

    so simple yet so powerful!

  5. July 17, 2008 12:34 pm

    There are unchangeable consequences to all of our choices – there are changeable consequences to most of our choices as well.

    if I break into your home and violate your feeling of being secure I cannot change what happened – but if I am repentant I could at least make monetary restitution.

    If we violate God’s law we suffer consequences, but his grace covers a multitude of sins. That is why we sing Amazing Grace!

  6. July 17, 2008 12:36 pm

    That’s a good thought.

  7. July 17, 2008 1:37 pm

    So true so true.

  8. July 17, 2008 1:38 pm

    Wow … what a good thought!

  9. July 17, 2008 1:46 pm

    Choose money, or choose God.
    What do we truly put our trust and comfort in more?

    🙂

  10. July 17, 2008 1:59 pm

    ooohh. that’s powerful.

  11. July 17, 2008 2:29 pm

    Wow. That’s really good. Simple and profound. So very true as well.

    Wow, your blogroll is enormous! Do you have time to keep up on all those blogs? wow!

  12. July 17, 2008 3:52 pm

    this isnt my quote. i took it from a commentary and it just pierced me. for me, it brings together much of what we’ve been discussing in the last post. it is heavy. it is reality. it is something i wish so desperately more people truly considered.

    annie – a couple times a week i try to get through my blog roll a section at a time. i also use google reader. i absolutely LOVE visiting my blog friends and i wish i could sit here all day and visit everyone, ya know? oh, and i am terrible about adding people to my roll. so im off now to add you while im thinking of it…

    anyone else who isnt on there please let me know 😉

  13. July 17, 2008 10:26 pm

    Aww – you’re so sweet to include me! Thanks!

    I don’t have a blogroll on my website, you may have noticed. :] But I also use Google Reader and you’re in there. 😉

  14. July 17, 2008 11:25 pm

    This morning I was taking the dogs to the kitchen…(normal routine at 5:00am) and they were like whining and barking and grrr, it usually isn’t a pleasant situation for me…thus why they get kicked out of the bedroom and into the kitchen (there is a dog door there so they can escape to get outside from there). Anyways I am so grumpy when I take them in the mornings. So today when I was fighting them down the hallway I was praying and God was like…yeah, this is NOT how I feel about you. I love you and even though you fight and whine and bark at me and all the issues because you don’t want to “go into the kitchen” every morning…I love you more then you know. Yup…that’s how my day started.

  15. July 18, 2008 5:42 am

    Good thought… good thought!

  16. July 18, 2008 3:59 pm

    I don’t like that. Not at all. 😦

  17. July 18, 2008 9:12 pm

    Youch!! So, so true.

  18. July 18, 2008 10:01 pm

    Tam, I just saw your flickr photos at the bottom, and your family is gorgeous! As are you! You are blessed.

    And I’m commenting on this post because these are busy days for me, and I can’t get caught up in the story, or I’ll never get out. 🙂

  19. July 19, 2008 1:12 am

    YUP!
    no arguement from me there ( yet?)

    Sometimes the ‘choice’ can be between being ignorant or being WISE ( different to having knowledge)… or bewteen serving Him and being ‘self’-serving (of our egos/flesh).

    all have their own consequences – fight as hard as we may to believe otherwise.

    How aware we want to be of who and what we serve and how we do so and the consequences of our choice – is up to each one of us.

    Awareness and true understanding of what is True – what is real and what is ‘false’… is – i believe – the key for me.

    Freedom – most often is a ‘relative’ thing
    few if any are ever truly free in this world.

    Nice ideal – almost non-existant in reality – only in relativity.

    <B

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