Today I choose to be peaceful instead of frustrated.
Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]John 14:27 (AMP)
Today I choose to be in control of my actions instead of trying to control others.
He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls. Proverbs 25:28 (AMP)
Today I choose to walk in faith and not fear.
For we live by believing and not by seeing. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NLT)
Today I choose to forgive freely and not hold on to offenses.
For if you forgive people their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins, leaving them, letting them go, and giving up resentment], your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins, leaving them, letting them go, and giving up resentment], neither will your Father forgive you your trespasses. Matthew 6:14-15 (AMP)
Today I choose love over hate.
If anyone says, I love God, and hates (detests, abominates) his brother [in Christ], he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, Whom he has not seen. 1 John 4:20 (AMP)
Today I choose to see the best in others rather than focusing on their faults.
For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart Samuel 16:7b(AMP)
And most of all, today I choose to pray rather than worry.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)
Will you join me?
© Mary Pinckney, March 31, 2014