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Reflections on Bible verses:

John 1:9  & 1 John 4:18
1 John 4 & Ps. 46 & Prov. 3
1 John 3:23
1 John 1:1-4
2 Cor. 5:17 & Romans 8:15
Psalm 100
John 11:21 and 26
Reflections on Bible verses 8
Romans 8:38-39 & John 14:5-6
Galatians 5:22-23
Matth. 5:4 & Eccl. 3 & Gal. 2:20
Hebr. 13:20-21 & James 1:2-4
Isaiah 49:16
Luke 15:11-32 - The Prodigal Son
Luke 12:16-21 & Ps 55 & Ps  143
Psalm 139 & Matthew 28:20
Luke 15:3-7
1 Corinthians 13
1 Cor. 1:30 & Col. 1:27
Ps. 51:15  & Matthew 28:20
Psalm 23 paraphrased
Rom. 8:35  & Hebrews 13:5
John 3:16
Galatians 5:22-23a
John 10:3
Luke 12:24-26, Matthew 6:33
1 Thes 5:16-18 & Matth 21:22
Matthew 5:44
Psalm 56:3 & Job 42:2
Luke 24:13-35 - Easter
Ephesians 3:16-19
Psalm 27:8 & Isaiah 41:9

























Reflections on Bible verses


Galatians 5:22-23a
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Bible Verses
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The Choice

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 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 problems 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'll 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 fist 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.
Kind to the rich, for they are afraid.
And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.

I choose goodness ...
I will go without before I take dishonest gain.
I will be overlooked before I will boast.
I will confess before I will 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 wife will not question my love.
And my children will never fear that 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.

Max Lucado
 


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