Thursday, October 20, 2011

Today, I Choose...

I remember a plaque my parents had in their house. It was a portion for Scripture from Joshua 24:15"
"...but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." (KJV)
As a little girl, I thought this was something my parents were forcing me to do. I have to serve the Lord. Don't get me wrong, it has meant a lot to me that my parents are a real example of God's unconditional love. However, I just didn't get why I had to be involved in their choice.

As an adult, I am beginning to understand this more. Everyday, we are bombarded with choices. God has given us free will because he wants our choice of Him to be done freely, not out of force. I see this Scripture as making a mental note to choose to listen to HIM.

Everyday, I have the choice to let the circumstances around me dictate my self-confidence and direction in life, or I can choose to find the silver lining in any situation.

What do I choose to do today?

Do I want to live in regret that something does not turn out exactly as planned? For me, living in regret is like closing my eyes and choosing NOT to see the beauty around me. Yes, things happen differently than we initially expect, but we can not control other people (even if we think we can). There are too many variables in life to control them all. I can be responsible for how I conduct myself when life throws me lemons or a curve ball happens.

I chose to be thankful for the experiences of today and know that the Father can help me find His joy in any situation.

I choose to find His beauty around me. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? So, I chose to see with His eyes today.


  1. thanks Krisy:0) Great post.

  2. Amazing, Kristy. It is funny that you mentioned that particular scripture, because I remember the day the Lord told me to hang it and where.