Would You Rather…

I love playing this game with my kids and my small group. Would you Rather reveals what lies beneath the surface. We usually start of with some silly questions and then transition into some difficult life scenairos. Here are a few of the fun ones:

Go without television for the rest of your life?
Go without junk food for the rest of your life?

Walk through a cemetery alone at night?
Swim in a large pond that has snapping turtles in it?

Never celebrate another holiday or birthday for the rest of your life?
Never eat candy or drink soda for the rest of your life?

Spend a night alone in a supposedly haunted house?
Spend the night alone camping in a mountain forest?

Live the rest of your live with no teeth?
Live the rest of your life with the hic-ups?

Have the ability to fly?
Have the ability to become invisible?

Hold a non-poisonous snake for 10 minutes?
Sleep in a room that has three medium-sized spiders crawling on the walls?

Have needles for leg hair, or
Have flares shoot out of your nose every time you say the word “the” (ouch).

Hit every red light for the rest of your life, or
Always be wrong?

Nehemiah 11 contrasts the love of self with the love of God and His Holy City. Throughout every generation, men have preferred their own ease and advantage to the public good. Even the most “religious” of too often seek our own and not the things of Christ. So few of us have such an attachment to the things o God so as to renounce our own selfish pleasures.

Yet everything within us should delight in the things of God. Sometimes I wonder, would I rather choose my selfish ways or His? If we don’t have this love for the things of God and to every thing that draws us into communion with our Savior, how can we be willing to embrace the inevitable – to be absent from the body, that we may be present with the Lord?

My heart is to seek first the favor of God, and His glory. It doesn’t come natural, my sin nature fights me. But I must study and practice to be patient, contented, and useful where He has planted me. And then wait with the eternal hope for admission into the holy city of God.

I’ve got work to do…


One response to this post.

  1. DOn’t we all bro! I’m in the trenches with you….

    Youth Leadership Campout/retreat this weekend! Prayers please.

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