Sunday, September 6, 2009

~I CHOOSE JOY - Sunday Gatherings~

May Your Joys Be As Countless
As the Golden Grains

A little inspiration to lift your day and encourage you to press onward...

I CHOOSE JOY
(Max Lucado)

"...Today, I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance.
I will refuse the temptation to be cynical...
The tool of the lazy thinker.
I will refuse to see people as anything less
Than human beings, created by God.
I will refuse to see any problem as anything less
Than an opportunity to see God...
...To this I commit my day.
If I succeed, I will give thanks.
If I fail, I will seek His grace.
And then, when the day is done
I will place my head on my pillow and rest."

Blessings to you as you choose wisely...Rebecca

16 comments:

jojo said...

I love Max Lucado! That is absolutely lovely, thank you for sharing it. I choose Joy...as well.

Abby said...

Rebecca thank you so much for your post...the perfect prayer to begin my day....

Abby:)

blushing rose said...

G'morn sweet Rebecca ~
Oh, the words of a wise person lie openly in this writing. Again, how profound & poignant, my friend. No words needed further .....

Have a beautiful holiday weekend.
Love you! TTFN ~ Marydon

June said...

Sweet Rebecca, your message of joy is just what is needed this morning. Much to ponder in this lovely poem.
Your message made me smile, in fact I'm still smiling and will probably smile all day now.
Hugs to you my dear one,
June

The French Bear said...

Thank you Rebecca, I do so love Max Lucado, my bible is in his writing. Such a blessing to read....
Have a blessed day!
Hugs,
Margaret B

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Rebecca, you always seem to post just the right thing... thank you... a lovely thought for this Sunday... Bisous... Julie Marie

Cathy said...

I try to do this everyday!!! I am only successful when I remember I need HELP!!!

I choose joy!!! We should start a campaign;)!!!

Thanks for sharing this...I love it!!!

God bless you...sweet Rebecca!!!
XOXO
Cathy

hpabate said...

Oh Rebecca, what a lovely way to start off a Sunday morning. I wish you the best to you and your family. Have a wonderful Labor Day. Your words are encouraging to others, and are beautiful. Take care.

Hugs,
Heidi

common ground said...

So true how much of our life is a choice. To trust God or not. Love the beautiful vintage graphic.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debra

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

I choose joy also. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem. You made this beautiful Sunday just a bit more beautiful.
Hugs ~Sue

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Rebecca, I certainly needed this! I am struggling a bit today.

Love, Barb

Lee Laurie said...

This is just what I needed to hear today. Thank you so much. I love reading his work. He is very inspirational and so are you.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Rebecca...here I am nearly 73 years old and some of the dearest lessons in life I learn from you! You NEVER fail to make me smile when you visit my blog and comment as tonight.. :) or when I visit you and find wise words or catch up on your beautiful creations! I love you back, my friend!
Mona :)

A Romantic Porch said...

Yes, dear Rebecca, I choose joy! Happy Anniversary sweet friend. xo rachel

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Rebecca,
Happy Anniversary on your blog. I also love Max Lucado's writings and I also choose JOY! Thank you for a beautiful and relaxing blog to visit. Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Diane said...

Hi, Rebecca, I was trying to put you in my list of friends and can't seem to bring up your link. First of all, do you mind? and second-what am I doing wrong? Hope you have a blessed Sunday. Diane

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