Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It's Up to You

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This is from Aubrey's daily devotional book, Grace for the Moment,
 365 devotions for kids by Max Lucado.
"A lot of things will happen today. Some good. Some not so good.
You can't always choose what happens in your day. But you
can choose how you think about it and what you do about it.
So before you even get out of bed, before all the busyness of the
world barges in on you...choose. Choose to follow God this day.
What does that mean? It means...
Choose Love...
Love God-and love everything and everyone God loves.
Choose joy...
Smile. Look for things to be happy about. See a problem as a chance to let God help you.
Choose peace...
Forgive others because God forgives you.
Choose patience...
Instead of being angry at having to wait, thank God for a time to pray.
Choose kindness...
Be kind to everyone around you because God is kind to you.
Choose goodness...
Do the right thing-even when it isn't easy, and even when no one else is.
Choose faithfulness...
Keep your promises. Be a true friend.
Choose gentleness...
Let the things you do and say build others up, not tear them down.
Choose self-control...
When things don't go your way, remember God has a perfect plan for your life."
Not only am I reading this to Aubrey every morning after her devotional, but
I am also reading it for myself.
I think we all want to choose to follow God everyday, but then something comes up and
anger builds, things are said, someone is not so nice to us, And we forget.
Forget to choose all these things.
Before you start your day, choose to follow God. Choose love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Pray, Pray about it.
I promise when you go to bed at night, you will rest well knowing that YOU chose to follow God.

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