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It’s a New Day: The Choice Is Yours – FaithGateway

I was stopped at a red light the other day and heard a man on the sidewalk having a very vocal discussion with his friend. He loudly complained that he had had no choice. I have no idea what they were talking about, but let me tell you; there’s always a choice. It may not be a choice we like, but there is always one there. You don’t have to do things that are wrong or sinful regardless of the pressure you may feel to do so – you have a choice. Today’s devotional brings that home in a real way. Let’s choose wisely today.

 

 

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 read more

Source: It’s a New Day: The Choice Is Yours – FaithGateway

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It’s My Choice

We really do have more choices that it would seem. When caught between the proverbial rock and hard place it may not feel like choices abound, yet in today’s devotional by Max Lucado we are reminded that we really are free to crosssroadchoose how we will act and react. Click on the link to finish the devotional.

“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 read more

(c) 2016 Max Lucado Used with Permission maxlucado.com