Hello world!

I discovered this insert in my Bible tonight and really enjoyed it so I thought it would make a nice “1st blog entry”:

Fruits of the Spirit:

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 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.

I choose kindness.

I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone.  Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.

I choose goodness.

I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one.

I choose faithfulness.

Today I will keep my promises.

I choose gentleness.

Nothing is won out of force.  I choose to be gentle.

I choose self-control.

I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal.

I will be drunk only with joy.

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  To these I commit my day.  If I succeed, I will give thanks.  If I fail, I will seek His grace.  And then, when the day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.

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