We all have choices to make each and every day! The decisions we make determine our attitude and how we live our lives. Positive thinking brings hope into our lives; negative thinking brings sadness and stress into our lives.
We choose to have joy!
We choose to have hope!
We choose to have life!
In the Bible, God says that joy and hope comes from Him! He knows our future! He knows our circumstances. In Romans it says to be in constant prayer and rejoice in tribulation. Psalm states that the Lord will shield us from all harm.
God still lets us make our own decisions – whether they are good or bad. Our choices matter EVERYDAY! Prayer is the key to making the right decisions. As long as we are in God’s presence, He will keep us from harm.
For so long, I have lived in fear of what doctors have told me. What I should or should not do. Yes, we all should follow the doctors orders to some extent. It came a time where I had to choose God or the doctors. I chose God! God promises me He will always have my best interest at heart. He knows me best! I still do not have the proper diagnosis, BUT, as long as God is on my side, I will trust that He knows what is going on. I may never get the answers but that’s okay. God heals His children. I believe in His healing. So I choose to seek joy and continue to have hope in Christ rather than man. I choose life! I choose to live life to the fullest. I do not want to let my illness dictate who I am. I declare this today, in Jesus name!
What do you need to declare today? Do you need to seek joy, hope, or faith? Do you need to be reminded of who you are in Christ? Whatever it may be, declare it today! And believe it!
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Romans 5:2-5 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Psalm 27:4-5 One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.
Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
John 4:13-14 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”