Saturday, April 25, 2009

Today I Choose Life

Today I choose Life because He is my Life.
I choose unity instead of strife.
Today I choose to shine my light,
To make His word my greatest delight.
His Kingdom first I choose to seek:
Words of wisdom I will speak.
I pick up my cross, the weight of glory–
I choose to live the gospel story.

Today I choose to trust and not falter.
Because Jesus’ blood is on the altar,
I choose to dwell in Him, not the past.
I’m a new creation, I’m free at last!
Today I choose to stand and not waver,
Because I have His grace and favor.
I choose the Truth. I won’t listen to lies
No matter what the devil’s disguise;
I will not give in to distractions.
I will put my faith into actions.
Today I choose to stand and fight,
To let my weakness be filled with His might.
I’m a child of the Light, and child of the King–
In Him I will overcome in everything!

Today I choose to walk in the Spirit
To obey His voice because I can hear it.
I will speak to the mountain, cast it into the sea–
His blessings are breaking through to me.
I choose to rest in Him and not worry–
Into His presence I will hurry
With an attitude of worship: I will hear His heart.
His clarity and passion He will impart.

To do His will is my greatest pleasure–
The reverent fear of the Lord is my treasure.
In Him I have everything I need–
I choose His riches, not lack or greed..

Today I will put my love into song,
To praise Him and thank Him all day long.
I am filled with joy in His love for me.
Today I choose Life because He chose me!

"I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live" Deuteronomy 30: 19

"In Him was life, and the life was the light of men." John 1:4

"that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him" Ephesians 1:17

"in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him." Ephesians 3:12

"that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him." Colossians 1:10

"Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us., being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God" Romans 8:37

"You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you." John 15:16

"Revelation #11" is a photo composite by Karen Gladys Henry © 2007. Art and blog entry (the poem "Today I Choose Life") by Karen Gladys Henry © 2009. All Rights Reserved. See title link for stock photo credits.

1 comment:

olga said...

Great word!! Thanks for sharing :)