Decisions

by Paula Harrington
Each summer our family is blessed to be part of the local Bible camp. It was there 30 years ago when I attended for the first time. My father was director that week and my mother a counselor. I went nearly every year until my late teens, then as our children reached the appropriate age, they too became campers.
Recently, I had the opportunity to be a counselor for a week for 11 to 13 year-old children.
One evening as we left the cabin and made the trek toward the main pavilion for the night’s class, I checked to see if my girls had their Bibles with them. As we walked I also remarked that the lesson would be about modesty and dating.
One of the younger girls in the group didn’t understand why those subjects would be topics for a Bible class. She stopped, held up her Bible and replied, “But how do those pertain to this?”
Decisions seem to make up our days. From deciding what time to get up in the morning to what we’ll wear, where we’ll go and who we’ll go with. Life is one big decision. However, there are moments when we choose hastily and, like the Israelites in Joshua 9:14, sometimes we exclude God.
Important decisions should always be made after consulting God and his Word. What a Christian does, says and even wears are major decisions and ones not to be handled lightly.
Wrong decisions have the ability to tear apart our reputations, homes and congregations. Right decisions have the power to take us to Heaven.
The next time you’re faced with a major decision, ask yourself how it pertains to the Word of God, then let him instruct you and teach you in the way you should go (Psalm 32:8).

2 Replies to “Decisions”

  1. Excellent article. Everyday I pray for help in making right decision. Thank you for the reminder about our God who is the source for making good decisions about everything.

  2. As someone who was involved with Bible camp for a couple of decades I give you a hearty AMEN and thanks for reminding us why the Christian Camping experience is so valuable. Bless you for your work in the Kingdom!

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