Making choices is part of life. We can choose the country we live in, the suburb, the house. We can choose how we raise our children. We choose our friends and we choose what we eat or don’t eat. We can choose a career, the clothes we wear. Some choices have a greater impact on our life than others. All choices have consequences, good or bad. As believers, we want to make choices that would be in YHVH’s will. If what we choose is not within YHVH’s will for us, we will suffer the consequences of that wrong choice. How do we know if our choises are in YHVH’s will?
YHVH gave us the ability to communicate through spoken words. These words have much power. We can hurt with our words and we can edify. Our words create our lives, in the same way YHVH created all He did, by speaking it forth. YHVH created everything with words, He spoke and it was so. We were also created this way, in YHVH’s image, and He gave us the power to use words to create our reality on earth.
In a small way, we can see this…
Faith is a topic we can study over and over and every time learn something new. We can learn much about faith in Scripture. It is defined as “assurance” in the book of Hebrews. This is the key. Faith is “know-so” instead of “hope-so.To have faith is to know the outcome would be best for us whatever it may be. ” A few years ago my neighbor….
YHVH is a good Father to us. He not only gave us instructions on how to live, but also practical examples through the lives of other people who went before us. It started with Adam and Eve in the garden. Through their lives and those who followed after them, we learn what YHVH likes and what is not acceptable to Him. Through narrative, He teaches us.
The Exodus from Egypt and the Israelite’s journey through the wilderness is an especially good example of this.