Day 12 – Jan 12 – Ice creams & God’s choices

Today’s verse:
Psalm 119: 105
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
” (NKJV)

I love ice cream. I love ice cream at Baskin Robbins (BR). One of my biggest dilemmas at Baskin Robbins is choosing the flavor I want to eat. I think there are a lot of us who appreciate BR’s policy to allow us to taste each ice cream before we make our choice. Of course, it is not a dilemma if you choose plain vanilla ice cream every time.

Life does not always offer vanilla ice cream. We are offered choices. Choices that does not allow us to choose vanilla flavor every time. We get questions. Questions on what topping we would like to have with our ice cream. Would that be a double or a triple sundae? Would you like to take this course or the other one? Would you relocate to this city because we are cutting back on jobs in your plant? We need to do this operation now but we want to let you know that success rates are close to sixty percent. Are you ready for this?

Life does not allow us to get a taste of all our choices either. There is no sample play. There are no multi-screen television panels that shows us what happens if we make those individual choices. The choices are thrown at us and we must make our decisions, sometimes immediately.

So after spending thirty minutes tasting and re-tasting the different ice creams, we reluctantly make up our minds . Simply because we have to make the choice. (It is ice cream after all.) I have often asked recommendations from the person behind the counter. They would point me to a couple of safe choices so that our shopping experience at BR’s does not go stale.

The psalmist understood the different choices before him and looked at God’s word for direction. The Word did not just show him the road he needed to take but switched on the bright lights for him to see the road. The Word shone the flashlight in the direction he needed to go.

What are the choices before you today? I am sure it is not just plain vanilla ice cream. Even if it is, it may not be the best choice. But don’t let me make the decision for you. Nor should you do it for yourself. Ask God. Read His Word. You will be pleasantly surprised with the new flavors He has for you.

Do you need direction? Ask God to switch on His bright lights on the path you need to take. You can never go wrong with His choice.

Pray in your own words: Ask God for direction. Tell Him you need to make the right decision. Ask Him to be the Lord of your life and guide you through every step.

Daily Bible Reading: Genesis 29-30 (Old Testament), Matthew 9: 1 – 17 (New Testament). (Click here to read)
(This plan is a yearly plan where you can read the full Bible in a single year.)


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