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Decisions, decisions. Sometimes, making a decision is easy to do, to think fast and act decisively. Then there are those times when making a decision is the last thing we want to do.

Example: Selecting my favorite flavor of ice cream is not too hard to do when standing at the ice-cream parlor. Thoughts of a double-dip chocolate ice cream cone motivate me tremendously.

On the other hand, when it comes to preparing my taxes, I am not so motivated. In fact, I find myself procrastinating until the last minute. Making decisions can be fun, but they can also be agonizing.

Did you know that researchers who study our wonderful human brain believe that the average person makes around 35,000 conscious decisions a day? Our brain also makes an infinite number of subconscious decisions within our bodies that keep us alive. Things like heart movement, blood circulation, breathing, lung activity ,and on and on.

God has created us wonderfully. We each have a brain that is complex, making it possible for us to enjoy this wonderful world that He has given us to live in. He has also put in the heart and mind of every man the knowledge of eternity (Eccliastes 3:11).

In our hearts, we know that life on earth is for a short period of time. But we also think about what lies beyond life on earth and the significance of our deeds and activities—beyond the sky, the clouds, the stars and into an eternity beyond the blue.

Deep down within us, the knowledge of good and evil and life and death exists. With that knowledge, we are confronted with important decisions about life. How will we live our lives and what will we ultimately believe when it comes to eternal life? Will we believe that God is who He says He is? Will we trust Him for our salvation and eternal life?

These questions pull at our hearts and demand a personal decision. The decisions we make about Jesus will change our eternal destiny. The Bible tells us that today is the day of salvation (2nd Cor. 6:2).

Today arrived with a shout of urgency invoking the greatest cutting question. What will you do with Jesus? You have to answer the question decisively. We each have to decide. Even no decision in this matter becomes your decision. Will you accept Jesus and trust Him, or will you continue on your own way which leads further away from Him?

A decision to turn from sin to a relationship with God is a choice that will bring immediate gratification. His Spirit will enter your life and bring peace through forgiveness of your sins. You will experience the peace and joy of knowing you will spend eternity with Him in a place called heaven. You will never see the gates of a terrible and dark place called hell or experience its pain and suffering and gnashing of teeth.

You will live the miracle of companionship and friendship with God every moment of every day. You will experience true life and even more abundantly. God is for real. Jesus is for real. Salvation is for real. Today, you stand in the midst of the most important decision you will ever make. What will you do about Jesus? He loves you and He is not going away. But we are. And very soon. Where will you be going for eternity? (Eccl. 12:13-14)

I hope today you have chosen Jesus. If not, please make that decision today while there is still time.

May god bless you richly and often.

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The Rev. Dalton Lilly is with Narrow Road Ministries in Chancellorsville.

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