Every human being was created in the image of God. Free will and choice are some of the most outstanding things of the God nature in man. The world wants to make you believe that you don’t have a choice, yet honestly speaking, there are times the only thing you have remaining is choice. You have limited control of the things that happen around you but you have total control of what happens inside you through your choice.
Choose to be joyful before you start your day and maintain that choice throughout the day. Refuse to be intimidated, manipulated or cornered into worry and misery. Guard the gates of your mind and determine what you will allow to brew in your heart. Find a reason to choose peace and joy through the different situations you find yourself. Keep your power of choice and use it for your good all the time.
SCRIPTURE READING: Habakkuk 3:17-19
Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls— Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s [feet,] And He will make me walk on my high hills. To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Thank you Jesus for the gift of free will and choice. Today I choose to release joy into my life, family, workplace and everywhere no matter the circumstance. Your word is reason for me to be peaceful and overjoyed through the different situations in Jesus’ name, Amen.