Yesterday afternoon, I was hungry and decided I needed a snack. I went over to the kitchen counter and grabbed an apple. Next to the bowl of apples, I had a small bowl of yummy, little, heart shaped chocolates left over from Valentine’s Day (I’m a glutton for punishment.) When I picked up the apple I looked at it and said out loud, “Even though I don’t want you, I’m choosing you anyway.” (Yes, I am aware I was talking to an apple.)
I’m trying to make healthier choices, but just like I’m trying to nourish my body, I’m also working to nourish my spirit. I’m striving to make choices that will cultivate spiritual growth. I didn’t always feel like spending time in my Bible, but I kept making the choice to read day-after-day until I entered a place where my day wouldn’t be whole if I didn’t do it.
There are many situations in our lives that call for us to make the right choices, even though it doesn’t feel good. At this point in my life, I’m working on pushing through walls with my bare hands regardless of how bruised my fists are in the end.
God is faithful to every call. He is faithful to meet every need. He is Faithful to wipe every tear. Be obedient and just watch what He will do in your life. He can mend your brokenness, but it begins with a choice – a choice to serve Him out of obedience regardless of the outcome, a choice to surrender to His will.
I urge you to make choices that will nourish your spirit. Break through the walls of adversity with prayer and scripture. Make choices that will connect you with Christ.
Jesus is the only One Who can put back together the intricate pieces of a shattered heart in such a way that hope becomes its heartbeat. Allow Him to do it!
Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord. (N.K.J.V.)