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Does It Matter What I Choose Today?

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Change Your World One Choice at a TimeWhat do you think? Does it really matter what you choose today? The world is big, you are small…does it really matter what you choose today? I dare to say yes. It does matter what we do each day. It does matter what we choose. Why?

Because each choice we make changes us into one direction or another. Yes, you can’t see or feel the difference today but in five years time you can already see or feel it. It does matter what we do. It does matter what we choose.

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. (Philippians 4: 6-7, MSG)

So. Are you for the good or are you for the bad? Are you for the beautiful or for the ugly? You need to choose your side. Are you for God or are you for the other guy? Yes, you need to make a choice. If we faithfully continue to make choices towards God we will slowly but surely be transformed. If we faithfully choose good over bad, prayer over worry, truth over lies we will be changed for good. If we faithfully choose Jesus day after day we will become more Christ-like.

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies. (Philippians 4: 8-9; MSG)

 

Gracious God,
We want to choose you.
Today, tomorrow, forever.
Strengthen us to choose wisely.
Change us to become more like you.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: What do you think? Does it matter what you choose today?

Be blessed, fellow pilgrim! May God grant you wisdom to choose wisely!

Giving thanks today for
#911 my life matters
#912 my choices matter
#913 God leads me step by step
#914 obedience leads to Christ-likeness
#915 The Holy Spirit keeps transforming us
#916 Grace empowers us
#917 choosing God will bless us
#918 God displaces our worries
#919 God’s will is the best place
#920 God’s care is the best in the whole wide world.
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  • Mary Hutchins

    You shared a wonderful message today. We are just a grain of sand but we are His and we each have a job to do is His service. Thank you for sharing! I am your neighbor at God Bumps and God Incidences! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Thank you, Mary! Great to meet you! Abundant Blessings & Happy Thanksgiving!

  • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

    Great reminder!

    I chose life…I chose God!

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Thanks you, TC! Thanksgiving Blessings!

  • http://www.gettingdownwithjesus.com/ dukeslee

    So grateful that even when I’ve chosen wrongly, Jesus still chose me! His grace, it still amazes me …

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Amen, sister. It is God’s grace the woos us to choose well. It is God’s grace that draws us back to God. It is God’s faithfulness that keeps us in His grace. Abundant blessings to you, Jennifer! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • http://www.facebook.com/anna.white.967 Anna White

    I so believe it matters. I believe there is a balance in the world, and every our smallest. Most private moments go toward that balance. God makes small things meaningful!

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Thank you, Anna, for commenting! Yes, God makes everything meaningful. Abundant blessings to you!