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I choose….

 

MAX LUCADO-When God Whispers Your Name

Each Day. . .

It’s quiet. It’s early. My coffee is hot. The sky is still black. The world is still asleep. The day is coming.

In
a few moments the day will arrive. It will roar down the track with the
rising of the sun. The stillness of the dawn will be exchanged for the
noise of the day. The calm of solitude will be replaced by the pounding
pace of the human race. The refuge of the early morning will be invaded
by decisions to be made and deadlines to be met.

For the next twelve hours I will be exposed to the day’s demands. It is now that I must make a choice.

Because of Calvary, I’m free to choose. And so I choose.

I CHOOSE .LOVE,. . .

No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.

I CHOOSE JOY. . .

I
will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the
temptation to be cynical. . . the tool of the lazy thinker. I will
refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by
God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an
opportunity to see God.

I CHOOSE PEACE. . .

I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live.

I CHOOSE PATIENCE. . .

I
will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the
one who takes my place, I’ll invite him to do so. Rather than complain
that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray.
Instead of clinching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with
joy and courage.
I CHOOSE KINDNESS. . .

I will be kind to the
poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And
kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.

I CHOOSE GOODNESS. . .

I
will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be
overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I will accuse. I
choose goodness.

I CHOOSE FAITHFULNESS. . .

Today I will
keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates
will not question my word. My wife will not question my love. And my
children will never fear that their father will not come home.

I CHOOSE GENTLENESS. . .

Nothing
is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be
only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I
make a. demand, may it be only of myself

I CHOOSE SELF-CONTROL. . .

I
am a spiritual being. . . . After this body is dead, my spirit will
soar. I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal. I choose
self-comrol. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by
my faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by
Christ. I choose self-control.

Love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To
these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. In fail, I
will seek his grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my
head on my pillow and rest.

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