I love this sweet reminder….Life is not too difficult or beyond my reach, because God is ever present! Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Deuteronomy 30:11-14 (You can do this!) It goes on to say…see, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. (vs 15-16) (We always have a choice!) But there is a warning in vs.17-18 That if you do not do these things–you will certainly be destroyed! (there is always consequences!) And again, in 19-20 God calls out to you/me… I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose Life, so that you & your children may live and you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to Him. For the Lord is your Life! (what will you decide) *Daily in each new situation, we must choose God, choose Life* The most difficult part of following God or doing what you know you need to do…is simply starting. God offers us fresh beginnings…you have a new choice–Start Now!