God wants you to win, and He wants every dream He placed inside of you to be fulfilled! Often those dreams seem almost too good to be true. And although you might be tempted to say, “What? Do you mean that is for me? Have you seen my circumstances lately?” Or, “I don’t really have the ability to do that!” It is important to know that there are times of preparation for those plans to be fulfilled, and lifestyle choices help prepare you to win every battle, and see every dream fulfilled.
A WAY OF LIFE….God wants you to get used to looking at it and living in it, because this is God’s choice for you. It is the beginning of dreams being fulfilled in your life!The following verses reveal the beginning of a new life God planned for the children of Israel. It represented a new way of life. It was their future!
“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them. 3 And Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel. 17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain:” Numbers 13:1-3, 17
“And see the land… 20 And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes. 23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs. 24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence. 25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.” Numbers 13:18, 20, 23-25
I believe that God was taking the children of Israel to a new place, because it was a new season. In verse 22, I believe the “first ripe grapes” represented a time or a season of the richest fulfillment of the promises and blessings of God. It represented the possibility of every dream being fulfilled, but they needed to make the choice to go God’s way and make it a way of life (verse 17).
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:” Deuteronomy 30:19
The wisest choice you will ever make is to choose life. Choosing life will activate the blessing flow in every area of your life!
Any child sitting in front of a table filled with cakes and candy is likely to believe that everything on the table is good. But just because something looks and tastes good doesn’t mean it is good for you. It lacks nutrients, and the things our body needs to produce life. Your wisest choice will always be to choose life. I struggled with this at first, I eventually began to realize that a life committed to Jesus was really the only TRUE way to PEACE. Choosing life as a way of life is choosing to follow Jesus. The wisest thing you could ever do for yourself is to make your choices in advance to follow Jesus and experience life and blessings flow.The woman of Samaria chose life. She chose to follow Jesus. For the woman of Samaria, the choice made to follow Jesus was an important lifestyle choice. She chose to put away her old lifestyle, and old wells that could not quench the thirst inside her.
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1
She chose the well of living water. She made the choice to follow Jesus. Her life would never be the same. Make the choice to follow Jesus in every area of your life. In fact, if you have not already made the choice, give your life to Jesus! Give Him your life completely – give Him the whole package! GIVE YOUR LIFE TO JESUS…“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6