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It's quiet.  It's early. 
My coffee is hot.
The sky is still black.
The world is still asleep.
The day is coming.
In a few moments,
the day will arrive.
It will roar down the track
with the rising of the sun.
The stillness of the dawn
will be exchanged
for the noise of the day.
The calm of the solitude
will be replaced
by the pounding pace
of the human race.
The refuge of the early
morning will be invaded
by decisions to be made
and deadlines to be met.
For the next twelve hours,
I will be exposed
to the day's demands.
It is now that I
must make a choice.
Because of Calvary,
I'm free to choose
and so I choose.

I Choose Love ...


No occasion justifies hatred.
No injustice warrants bitterness.
I choose love.
Today, I will love God
and what God loves.
I Choose Joy ...

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.

I Choose Peace ...

I will live forgiven.
I will forgive, so that I may live.
I Choose Patience ...

I will overlook
the inconveniences
of the world.
Instead of cursing the one
who takes my place,
I will invite him to do so.
Rather than complain
that the wait is too long,
I will thank God
for a moment to pray.
Instead of clenching my fists
at new assignments,
I will face them
with joy and courage.
I Choose Kindness ...

I will be kind to the poor,
for they are alone.
I will be kind to the rich,
for they are afraid ...
And kind to the unkind.
For, that is how God
has treated me.

I Choose Goodness ...

I will go without a dollar
before I take a dishonest one.
I will be overlooked before I boast.
I will confess before I accuse.
I choose goodness.
I Choose Faithfulness ...

Today, I will keep my promises.
My debtors will not regret their trust.
My associates will not question my word.
My spouse will not question my love
And my children will never fear
that their father will not come home.
I Choose Gentleness ...

Nothing is won by force.
I choose to be gentle.
If I raise my voice,
may it be only in praise.
If I clench my fist,
may it be only in prayer.
If I make a demand,
may it be only of myself.
I Choose Self-control ...

I am a spiritual being.
After this body is dead,
my spirit will soar.
I refuse to let 'what will rot',
rule the eternal.
I choose self-control.
I will be drunk only by joy.
I will be impassioned
only by my faith.
I will be influenced
only by God.
I will be taught
only by Christ.
I choose self-control.
Love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, and self-control ...
To these I commit my day.

If I succeed, I will give thanks.
If I fail, I will seek His grace
And, then, when this day is done,
I will place my head on my pillow and rest.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.
Against such there is no law.  Galatians  5:22-23
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