God is Pro-Choice: Your Decisions Matter


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The Decisions you make are crucial to your life. Learn how to make wise ones in this outline.

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God is Pro-Choice: Your Decisions Matter

  1. 1. As a Man Thinks, So Is He. Prov. 23:7
  2. 2. Who Do You Want to Be?
  3. 3. We Are Partners With God in Shaping Our Lives. God Plans Our Choices
  4. 4. God Has Plan for Your Life “ For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Eph. 2:10
  5. 5. God is Pro-Choice!
  6. 6. God Respects Our Daily Choices to Be Who We Want to Be.
  7. 7. God Says, “Choose!” <ul><li>Life or Death </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! </li></ul><ul><li>Deut. 30:19 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Our Choices Determine Who We Will Be in Eternity “ If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light.” 1 Cor 3:12-13
  9. 9. Our Choices Determine Many of Our Blessings on Earth
  10. 10. Who do You Want to Be?
  11. 11. Who Do You Want to Be?
  12. 14. Life is a Daily Stream of Choices
  13. 15. Thoughts Choices Behavior Feelings Lies Truth
  14. 16. How to Choose Wisely
  15. 17. Abide With God <ul><li>If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish , and it will be done for you. John 15:7 </li></ul><ul><li>Abide: </li></ul><ul><li>1. to remain; continue; stay: Abide with me. </li></ul><ul><li>2. to have one's abode; dwell; reside: </li></ul><ul><li>3.to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship. </li></ul>
  16. 18. Abide With God <ul><li>“ I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 </li></ul>
  17. 19. Abide = Time <ul><li>More time with God = > Godly Thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>More time with God = < GodlyThoughts </li></ul><ul><li>More Godly Thoughts = Better Choices </li></ul><ul><li>Better Choices = > Earthly Blessings + Better Eternal Reward </li></ul>
  18. 20. Hanging Out With God
  19. 21. Morning Walks with God
  20. 22. God Likes Early Mornings With Us <ul><li>Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. ( Mark 1:35) </li></ul><ul><li>In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. </li></ul><ul><li>Ps. 5:3 </li></ul>
  21. 23. Mediate on the Word <ul><li>“ Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee . Ps. 119:11 </li></ul><ul><li>The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip . Ps. 37:31 </li></ul><ul><li>Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8 </li></ul>
  22. 24. Mediate on the Word <ul><li>Sing the Word! </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to Christian Music/teachings </li></ul><ul><li>Memorize Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Use every spare moment to talk to God: at stoplights, shower, doing chores, running, in grocery line </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Him questions and watch for His answers </li></ul>
  23. 25. Communing with God <ul><li>Is like exercising a muscle! </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships only grow when you make choices to enjoy them and give time to them </li></ul><ul><li>Choose now to spend more time with God. </li></ul>
  24. 26. Let Pain Push You to God <ul><li>It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. Ps. 119:71 </li></ul><ul><li>What we fight can make us strong ( Jen) </li></ul><ul><li>God intends our pain to lead to Him ( Kelly) </li></ul>