Deuteronomy 30, verse 10 —
“the Lord your God will delight in you if you obey His voice and keep the commands and decrees written in this Book of Instruction, and if you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and soul.”
The choice to obey is still ultimately ours because the Lord will never impose to follow Him because it is our obligation to do so. He desires for us to choose to do so with all our heart and soul because the key to happiness is to follow the Lord.
Most times when convenience is compromised, we withdraw from pursuing to trek the right path, we choose to take control, we begin to rationalize, we neglect to meditate on what the Lord says in HIS Word and continue to feed the greed. Our choices prioritize self-indulgence and our appetite for more of what we think will make us happy; thus, neglecting that the REAL reason for joy is true intimacy with the Lord.
Being in His embrace of protection, in His arms of strength, in His realm of peace and in His eternal love should be our ultimate conviction … our desire of CHOICE. Because pursuing intimacy with the Lord Jesus Christ is joy and life.
Let us not contemplate further as to when we will decide on this conviction, we should take that step of faith and uphold it NOW.