I CHOOSE

It’s quiet.  It’s early.  For the next 12 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.

maxlucado1I 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. When this day is done, I’ll place my head on my pillow and rest. (1Timothy 6:11)

By Max Lucado
From:  When God Whispers Your Name

Used by permission

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LORD YOU ARE GOOD AND YOUR MERCY FOREVER ENDURE BY DON MOEN

don moen imageClick on this link to listen to this song ~ LORD YOU ARE GOOD

Where would I be
If You had not been by my side
How could I rise to meet
The morning of the day

Your tender mercy
Always calling from behind
At times I could not see You
Even though You were close by

And Lord You are good
You are Good
And Your mercy forever endures
Lord You are good
You are good
And Your mercy forever endures

Where would I be
If You had not been by my side
How could I rise to meet
The morning of the day

Your tender mercy
Always calling from behind
At times I could not see You
Even though You were close by

And Lord You are good
You are Good
And Your mercy forever endures
O Lord You are good
You are good
And Your mercy forever endures

Help me to see Your loving kindness
Help me to see You as You are
Help me to see Your loving kindness
Help me to see You as You are
As You really, really are

O Lord You are good
You are Good
And Your mercy forever endures
O Lord You are good
You are good
And Your mercy forever endures

O Lord You are good
You are Good
And Your mercy forever endures
O Lord You are good
You are good

And Your mercy forever endures
And Your mercy forever endures
And Your mercy forever endures

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Sung by praise, worship leader, singer,
and songwriter Don Moen
Directly licensed
for internet public performance

Psalm 100:5
The LORD is good. His mercy endures forever.
His faithfulness endures
throughout every generation.