Choose Each Day - April 20, 2023

It’s quiet. It’s early. For the next twelve hours I’ll be exposed to the day’s demands. It’s now that I must make a choice. And so I choose—love.

I will love God and what God loves. I choose joy. I choose peace. I will live forgiven. I choose patience. Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I’ll thank God for a moment to pray. I choose kindness, for that’s how God has treated me. I choose goodness. I choose faithfulness. Today I’ll keep my promises. My wife will not question my love. I choose gentleness. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself. I choose self-control. I will be impassioned only by my faith and influenced only by God.

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. And when this day is done, I’ll place my head on my pillow and rest.