"Girls who eat their vegetables get to have dessert."
"If you stay on your bed and rest, then we will go outside and play afterward."
I'm watching my daughter-in-law, Teresa as she teaches our two granddaughters, Kate and Audrey. She does a wonderful job of taking care of them and they are very well-behaved. Teresa is teaching them, even at one and three, that the choices they make have consequences.
Life is full of choices. Moment by moment, day by day, we make choices that will effect our future. I am who I am today, because of the choices I made when I was a child, a teen, and then a young adult. It's pretty scary to think of just how important the formative years are. Will I be truthful and honest? Will I work hard and do my best? Will I choose to do the right thing?
Every cause has an effect.
Every action has a reaction.
Every choice has a consequence.
And before you know it, you are a grandmother and you look back at your life and clearly see that the choices you made brought you to the place where you are today.
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12.
Lord, help us today to make the right choice.