Choosing Life

From Deuteronomy 30:11, 14:  “Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for you, nor is it too far away.  No, the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe.”

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Sowing faith’s seeds

Freeing from sin

Darkness recedes

New life begins

 

Guiding beyond

Walking with thee

Heavenly bond

Christ sets us free

 

Living with doubt

Leaving dark past

Grace reaches out

Divine broadcast

 

Singing with praise

Gospel’s new lease

Faith now ablaze

Bringing Christ’s peace

 

Bearing life’s woes

Moving each heart

Love always shows

Righteous jumpstart

 

Mercy abounds

Choosing life now

Seeking high ground

Christ shows us how

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From Deuteronomy 30:19-20:  “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.  Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying Him, and holding fast to Him, for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the Lord swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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To set our mind on the things of God, we must consistently choose to have the Lord’s viewpoint and reject conformity with the ways of the world.

From Romans 12:2:  “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Menu of Choices

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Life comes at us every day

Today’s choices have much to say

 

Right now, Option A looks quite good

Wishing for luck, knocking on wood

 

Infinite possibilities

Some become liabilities

 

One choice navigates life forward

Life seems so straightforward

 

Another turns life upside-down

Flipping plans into dark ghost town

 

Daily question:  What choice to make?

Tomorrow’s answer now at stake

 

Opportunities from choices

Watch out for temptation’s voices

 

Making choices, powerful tool

Please just one, become a jewel

 

Life’s mistakes searching for feedback

Answers help to keep us on track

 

Menu of choices fills desires

Lighting up our inherent fires

 

Near life’s hot stove, always aware

Certain choices may burn, beware

 

Searching with hands, hearts, and minds

Our next choice, what will it now find?

  

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Julie Andrews Quote

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Some people regard discipline as a chore.  For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.

From 2 Timothy 1:6-7:  “For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.”

John Maxwell Quote

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We are either the masters or the victims of our attitudes.  It is a matter of personal choice.  Who we are today is the result of choices we made yesterday.  Tomorrow, we will become what we choose today.

From James 3:17-18:  “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.  And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.”

Vance Havner Quote

now or never quote

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Life is a series of choices between the bad, the good, and the best.  Everything depends on how we choose.

From 2 Corinthians 5:6-9:  “So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord—for we walk by faith, not by sight.  Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.  So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please Him.”

Choices Through Faith

From the words of American pastor and Christian evangelist, Vance Havner:  “Life is a series of choices between the bad, the good, and the best.  Everything depends on how we choose.”

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Our daily walk encounters many tests

Life’s decisions shall never be easy

Facing a series of heartfelt choices

Sometimes feeling so alone and uneasy

 

Quality decisions lead life forward

God’s Word and righteousness always shining

Making choices, pleasing to our Father

Our Lord’s love, His sacred silver lining

 

God chooses our Savior—His Holy Son

Jesus becomes our faithful source of life

Bringing lasting redemption to ourselves

Hope-filled Cross saving the foolish from strife

 

Our Father calls many, few are chosen

His chosen, precious cornerstone—Jesus

Believing in Him, never put to shame

Living by faith through our Lord, who frees us

 

Jesus chooses us in His Father’s name

Days ahead offer bounties of treasures

Following His love and wealth of teachings

Therefore, bear lasting fruit through His measures

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From 2 Corinthians 5:6-7:  “So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord–for we walk by faith, not by sight.”