Choices Matter

Recently, Reverend told a story of how he attended a program where people began to lie on the floor, kneel at the altar and weep the moment a slow worship song was played. He pointed out the dangers of confusing emotionalism with love for the Lord. Later on, as I thought about what he said, two thoughts popped into my mind. One is this scripture:

Mark 7:6 | “He replied, ‘Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.'”

The second thought is this: The choices you make shows whether you love the Lord or not. Talk is cheap. It is the things you take into consideration when making your choices that reveals how much you love the Lord.

Few weeks ago, a music minister told me of her plans to leave the country for greener pastures. And in all her explanations for making that choice, I never heard her make reference to guidance from the Holy Spirit. I feel cold whenever I remember that incident, and I wonder how much more the Holy Spirit. I am not here to judge anyone. However, if truly He is the Lord and love of your life — not just your prayer answering machine — then let it reflect in the choices you make. Bliss be with you.