What it Means to Choose God


Who are those who fear the Lord? He will show them the path they should choose.
(Psalm 25:12 NLT)

This year, I will be posting poetry or song lyrics which I’ve written in the past or am currently writing. This is the easiest, most enjoyable, and possibly the most effective way for me to express my heart and mind.

I think my poetry speaks for itself. So without further explanation, here is my poem for this week.


Choosing God means choosing prayer,
Not for a few minutes in the morning
But periodically and intentionally going there
Throughout the day, throughout the night.

Choosing God means choosing grace
Placing my confidence in him—in Jesus,
In his ability to direct and correct me
By his Spirit, through his Word.
 
Choosing God means choosing truth
Seeking it, loving it, owning it,
Internalizing his word, digesting it,
Adjusting to it— renovating my brain.
 
Choosing God means choosing action,
Standing against lies of the evil one,
Never passively accepting them,
Standing up for others, helping them stand.
 
Choosing God means choosing pain,
Saying “goodbye” to some people,
Some positions, some profits I could gain,
Seeing all pleasures inferior to Christ.
 
Choosing God means choosing joy,
Moving forward in my pursuit of him,
In my desire to know him, to become like him,
Doing it intentionally, willingly, constantly.
 
Choosing God means choosing love,
Learning from him what that is,
Loving him, loving myself, loving others,
Every sister, every brother, rejecting no one.
 
Jane Ault
1/4/2019


4 thoughts on “What it Means to Choose God

  1. Thanks, Jane. I love the message of this poem. We have choices to make each moment of each day. I appreciate that you continue to learn, grow and persevere in your walk with the Lord and share these thoughts with us. I am encouraged by your example and by your poem.

    • Thank you, Sandy. I am thankful that you are encouraged by my example of persistence, as well as my poem. I thank God for you and am confident that he will complete in both of us the good work he has begun.

  2. Thank you Jane for this really good summary and reminder of what our daily walk with Christ should be. This helps me. I will print this out so I can be reminded of these truths in the future.

    • Thank you for your comment, Jason. May Jesus encourage you in your desire to walk in obedience to him and bless you with the tenacity you need to persevere in difficult seasons. “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6 NASB)

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