#70 – I Choose

Good morning loved of God

How do you feel this morning? Are you feeling down? Are you feeling weary? Are you feeling distant from God? Are you feeling tired? Are you feeling enslaved to sin? How are you feeling? It’s good to acknowledge our feelings, be honest with yourself, but it’s not good to live by your feelings. Feelings change with the circumstances and situations of life. One moment you can be up and the other down.

The good news is we have the power of choice. Sure that is not what we always want to hear because that means we are responsible for how we live but we need to hear it. Today we can choose what words we speak, what we think about, how we act and where our focus is. We can choose to believe and receive the promises of God from the wonderful Word of God or we can live by our feelings and believe they are ruling us. Our feelings can only rule us to the degree that we let them.

Today we can choose to get up again when we are knocked down. Today we can choose to spend time with God. Today we can choose to acknowledge God in all of our ways. Today we can choose to love others sacrificially. Today we can choose a soft and kind answer. Today we can choose to walk in the ways of God. It starts with the words we speak to ourselves. How are your words? How is your self talk? Today how are you going to choose to live?

Proverbs 18:21 (MSG) Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit–you choose.