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Choose Life

An attitude of praise and thanksgiving should be your way of life, and the fruit then will be evident on your lips–for your mouth is the fountain of your heart.

If your mind thinks negatively–even just a little, it is enough to poison a sweet fountain, and your words will follow through. A little leaven will leaven a whole loaf,  and so a seed or start of bitterness will eventually poison the heart.

Being thankful and speaking praise will eradicate bitterness from your life, and it all begins with setting your mind.

You have a choice to be happy or sad

The decision in your mind will eventually fill your heart, so be aware, right from the start, of what you would choose.

Choose life

Negativity, criticism and strife are works of death.

I put an end to death–Choose Life!

“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God really dwells in you. Any one who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.” Romans 8:5-9

“Keep your heart with all vigilance; for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23

“A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” Galatians 5:9

“For ‘He that would love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking guile; let him turn away from evil and do right; let him seek peace and pursue it.'” I Peter 3:10-11

“Strive for peace with all men, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fail to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” spring up and cause trouble and by it the many become defiled.” Hebrews 12:14-15

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:12-17

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendents may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice, and cleaving to him; for that means life to you and length of days–” Deuteronomy 30:19-20a

 

 

Still

The magnitude of sin in the world is great, for chapter upon chapter has been written to entice man into a world of the unknown; a world of darkness and evil of every kind. Much to the dismay of man, this practice has been honored and protected, kept alive by the court system once developed to protect.

Shame

My heart cries out for the innocent, the unprotected, the children of the lost. My little lambs bleating for a mother. A Savior bleeding for the mothers that refuse to receive–refuse to believe

Refuse

It is a hard life one chooses to live, in a cold and loveless state of bitterness. A hard heart, encouraged to callous, becomes harder still then–

Still

The opportunity gone, for the life was taken. And still the lambs bleat–still the Savior bleeds for the lost.

Another life was taken; refusing to believe…

They wouldn’t receive…

Still.

“The earth lies polluted under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched, and few men are left.” Isaiah 24:5-6

“Do you not know that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. For he will render to every man according to his works; to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immorality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are factious and do not obey the truth, but obey wickedness, there will be wrath and fury. There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality.” Romans 2:4b-11

“I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in travail together until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.” Romans 8:18-23

“Wail for the day of the Lord is near; as destruction from the Almighty it will come!” Isaiah 13:6

“Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! Why would you have the day of the Lord? It is darkness, and not light; as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned with his hand against the wall, and a serpent bit him. Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light, and gloom with no brightness in it?” Amos 5:18-20

“I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pride of the arrogant, and lay low the haughtiness of the ruthless.” Isaiah 13:11

“Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the Lord of hosts in the day of his fierce anger.” Isaiah 13:13

“Open the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps faith may enter in. Thou dost keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusts in thee. Trust in the Lord for ever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.” Isaiah 26:2-4

“The way of the righteous is level; thou dost make smooth the path of the righteous.” Isaiah 26:7

“Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the wrath is past. For behold, the Lord is coming forth out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity, and the earth will disclose the blood shed upon her, and will no more cover her slain.” Isaiah 26:20-21

“‘Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2