Choices

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Morning Glory fills the sky

I look up to Him and say

You’re the only One I want to serve

on this beautifully splendid day

We can see the glass half-full

or choose to see the things we lack

and the moment we take our eyes off Him

the enemy will attack

choose today whom you will serve – Joshua 24:15 

Don’t you know that within 10 minutes of writing this little poem, everything that could go wrong did? I was praying early this morning, and thinking about how every choice we make during the day- no matter how big or small– either serves the Father, or serves ourselves.  As I was getting ready to head out for the day, the girls began to bicker back and forth- spewing venomous words from their mouths at each other.  I lost my keys and my “cool” at the same time.  Where was that calm, peace, and joy I had 20 minutes before?

It’s not a feeling… it’s a choice

every action

every reaction

every thought

every deed

  I have to choose Him.  The glass is still half-full…and He wants fill it up today!

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  –Hebrews 13:5

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Julie is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She has a passion for leading worship, writing songs, preaching, teaching, and thrift store shopping. Julie has two amazing teenage daughters, two dogs ("fur babies"), and one wonderful hubby :)

18 thoughts on “Choices

  1. God is with us through everything. I do not feel Him, but my heart and mind tell me different. I see HIm in Nature most of all. I do not see Him in people too much. Humans are way too selfish. Alesia

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    1. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Yes, people can be very self-centered. That’s why we need God. He helps us to look outside of ourselves and to love others. I,too, feel closest to Him when I am looking at sunsets, the ocean, and other natural things. I hope your dog is feeling better!

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      1. Julie,
        Thank you. He has really struggled, but it is strange, he goes from totally not even knowing me to seeming ok 10 hours later. My friend thinks he has cancer, but I really don’t know. The vet said last week that the next time he comes in, we may need to put him down. I am treating him with heavy meds and just hope for as much quailty of life he can have for the rest of this year before my youngest goes off to college. I think then Linus would have done his “duty” to be the greatest dog on earth a few cute boys could have had. The boys were 2 and 6 when we got him and the boys are now 17 and 21! It is hard to believe. Thank you, Alesia

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  2. Beautiful, as always Julie! Thankful we “met” as similar female worship pastors on here.

    I think more people need to be influenced by YOU and your beautiful lyrics! A friend pf mine from college is starting a chain-writing. nomination-based writing competition. I nominated you 🙂 Because bloggers need to reach as many people with the gospel! Are you interested (no pressure) ? Check out my post with the explanation of how to spread the word. http://goo.gl/V0A9aQ

    I’m excited to see where it may go. I just know there’s no faster way to to spread the good news of the gospel than the internet!
    -Brittany

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    1. I am thankful we “met” too, lol! Thank you for your encouragement, Brittany! Yes, the internet is a very powerful tool- one that we can use for His glory! I will definitely check out your post 🙂 Thanks for your nomination, and blessings to you!

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  3. I hate when that happens!…Not really…I try to see these things now as an “opportunity” to practice what we preach!! Your poem…and your thoughts on this are beautiful Julie! Blessitude

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