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Monday, August 4

Choose Life ~ New Series



It is time, once again, for me to delve into another series. My last series, based on The Fruit of the Spirit, was thoroughly enjoyable to do, and was a great way to bring a healthy dose of fresh Fruit into my life. According to the many wonderful comments I received, my Fruit series was very well-received by my readers, and I’ve had several mention that they were awaiting the next one. After careful consideration and prayer, here it is: Choose Life.

I really believe in the power of this subject. And I think God does too. In life, we all face many different tests and trials. Some we may see coming, like finals or mid-terms, others may be more like the dreaded pop-quiz, but all are open-book. And because of His great mercy and grace, He has given us the ultimate resource book for all of these tests – the Bible.

Everything we do, say, think, feel, believe, etc. either leads to life or to death. It says in Deut. 30:19, “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Life happens all around us, and we can’t control the circumstances that confront us, for good or for bad. But we can control the way we react to those circumstances. We can control our attitude, and consequently our altitude. We get to choose whether we rise above our circumstances and soar like the eagle, or stay down in the dumps, wallowing in our circumstances like a pig that wallows in the slop of its environment.

So now I invite you to join me on this new journey to see how we can choose life and blessings over death and curses in our daily lives. This is not some New Age or humanistic philosophy, but rather it’s what the Lord teaches us through His Word. God not only created us, but He has given us free-will, which is the power of choice. He desires for us to live with the fullness of life and blessings that He has to offer, but ultimately it is our choice.

Unlike the Fruit of the Spirit series, which had a predetermined number of posts based on the named Fruits, the Choose Life series is more open-ended. Some of the topics will be based on words, thoughts, emotions, attitudes, relationships and actions, with the possibility of more being added, as the Lord leads. I am eager to see where this journey will take me, and I hope you are too. Thank you for continuing to read and support my blog and thoughts.

7 comments:

valerie lynn said...

I look forward to reading your choose life series! God bless

Lori said...

Tracy
Oh my gosh! This I know so well...We can't control our circumstances, but we can control our reactions. And when life is chosen, God does amazing things! I'm looking forward to your future posts:)

LauraLee Shaw said...

I REALLLLY look forward to this one. I'm excited!

Joanne Sher said...

Definitely looking forward to this one, Tracy!

LauraLee Shaw said...

BTW, Tracy, I FINALLY got around to thanking you for my blog award today. I'm SO sorry it has taken me so long, but hopefully my explanation will explain away the delay. Thank you for honoring me!

Darlene said...

Can't wait to read more.
Blessings,
Darlene

Josh said...

I like this quote:

"We can control our attitude, and consequently our altitude."

You don't even know how excited I am to read this new series you are starting. Your writing speaks to me and blesses me, so I know this will be good. :)