Each day is a new day filled with fresh choices.
We choose whether we will receive life or death, (John 14:6).
We choose whether we will surrender or defy, (Psalm 32:9).
We choose whether we will bless or curse, (James 3:9-10).
We choose whether we will see the positive or the negative, (Philippians 4:8).
We choose whether we will love or hate, (1 John 4:20).
We choose whether we will live by grace or try to earn under the law, (Ephesians 2:8-9).
We choose whether we will receive forgiveness or continue in condemnation, (1 John 1:9).
Yes, each new day is filled with new choices.
Yesterday is gone; likewise our successes and our failures.
In this new day we have choice.
In this new day, through Christ, we are given the robe of righteousness.
We are extended freedom.
We can choose surrender.
We can choose to bless.
We can choose to see the positive.
We can choose to love.
We can choose to receive and extend grace.
We can choose forgiveness.
As for me, I choose to live……..
Another year has passed. I have changed. My body slowly deteriorates. It was not made to last forever and there is no greater evidence of this than time.
My struggles with my physical body serve as a reminder. If I wish to grasp onto something that is not fleeting I must turn my eyes away from the temporal and fix them on the eternal.
Through all these changes in my physical body I am reminded that God does not change.
The Great I AM does not change for He exists outside of time. For that matter the very existence of time is His doing. So while time rules over my mortal body, He rules over time.
While time ages my body I find that with its passing there are changes occurring within me that are desirable. Time does not just rob, it matures. The worldly mind matures in its worldly understanding.
The mind submitted to Christ matures in its understanding of eternal matters. The more time and energy devoted to these things the greater the eternal treasure that is laid up.
The wisdom and knowledge of this world is fleeting just as the world itself is passing away. Yet even if the foundations of time are ripped up and cast away God’s word shall remain.
~ Mitch Salmon