No, this isn’t one of those devotionals where we will spend the next few minutes questioning God on why this/that is or is not happening. In actuality, the question, “Why God,” is directed at you. Yes, you; why did you choose God? I am not looking for the cute, fluffed up answer but I need you to dig deep and think about this thing. You’re probably wondering what difference does it make or even the sense of this question but I’m asking in order for you to really think about it. See, when you truly figure out why you chose God, maybe then you’ll truly start believing, trusting and serving God more. So, I ask you again, why God? Why did you choose God that day? I am not talking about the time, you were 13, went to a revival with your grandmother and joined the mourner’s bench. I’m referring to that time, in the middle of your bedroom, when you felt like you couldn’t go on and you surrendered. I’m talking about that time you stopped running and finally told God yes. I’m talking about that time you were standing at the end of the ledge about to jump but didn’t. The time you were staring at the barrel of the gun but didn’t pull the trigger. The time you counted out the pills but didn’t swallow them. I’m talking about that time you gave up and decided you no longer wanted to live the way you’d been living. I’m talking about the time, you for real chose God.
Why? What made that time different from the rest? What made that night different from all the other nights, you laid awake after committing the sin? What made that morning different from all the other mornings you cried and declared you’d changed? Look, I am not asking this question to pry into your business but I’m asking in order for you to take a reflective look. You chose God for a reason and whatever the reason is/was, it made you trust God, believe in and on God and serve Him. And if God was worthy of being chosen then, what happened to make you doubt Him now because He hasn’t changed. If you trusted Him enough, then, to give yourself to Him; what happened to make you change now because God is still the same. Why God? Today I want you to do something for me. Take a few minutes of alone time, turn off all distractions, focus and go back to that dark place and rediscover the reason you, for real, chose God. Doing this allows you to reignite the fire you once had and the belief in God who was able to save you, bring you out, heal, deliver and set you free. Rediscovering why you chose God, may just be the answer you’ve been looking for.
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Wow! This is my time of year to take inventory. I “got down to business” with YAH on January 2, 1973 and now 45 years later it’s time to renew my commitment. This Christian life has not turned out like I thought it would, like I hoped it would, or like I prayed it would. I was 15 years old when I said yes and perhaps, not perhaps, i expected to live “happily ever after!” That’s not what the scriptures say. The Bible is replete with references to the suffering included with the Christian Life — LORD, forgive me and heal me, I’m weary of the struggle!