Choose Life (MLA 2)

Monica Hupp shares with us how she chooses life even in the darkest times.

During these uncertain times as the COVID-19 is ravaging the world I’ve asked myself three questions.

  1.  Will I let this ravage my mind, will, and emotions and let it feast on my peace of mind?
  2. Will I sink so low in my thoughts that they will be too low to climb back up and therefore be ineffective for Christ?
  3. Can I choose today to see what great things God is doing, even in these trying times?

I do not want to choose what continues to be the low, the negative, and the uncertain. I have a choice ……..I can either choose to let my emotions, which are poor drivers, aimlessly drive me to the deep dark hole or instead, by God’s grace, volitionally choose to Trust in the Lord with all my heart lean not on my own understanding and pray he will direct my path. Proverbs 3:5-6.

I choose life giving thoughts.

I noticed that in the last three weeks of grim news, my prayer life has taken a new bright turn towards the Son.  I choose to embrace this precious gift. I pray for all who are in need. I choose to focus on all of the visible and invisible blessings of God. The new spring buds on the trees and the beautiful flowers coming up, the fresh air when I go for a walk, the song of a bird in the morning with a hot cup of coffee. I am cultivating a grateful heart. Psalm 92

I can make a meal, call a friend who is lonely, shop for the elderly and comfort my friends and family. Every morning I make a call list of who I am going to call. God is offering me choices every day, choices to be a glimmer of light and have a grateful heart for the Lord has promised never to leave me nor forsake me. Deuteronomy 31:6