A Monday Morning Choice

choose life

It’s 8:06 a.m. as I type this. I have a major writing deadline at noon today. My house is a wreck. The laundry is out of control. My back is aching. The storm last night left a HUGE mess in my backyard. And my quiet time this morning was less encouraging and more convicting.

I hate it when Monday barges in like she’s the boss of me.

Every part of my flesh wants to whine and put on Facebook how overwhelmed I am, how badly my week is starting, how tired I feel …

choose life

But there’s this:

. . . Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying His voice, and holding fast to Him, for He is your life and length of days . . . {from Deuteromony 30:19-20 ESV}

Choose life, He tells us. Choose Him.

And so this Monday morning with the week ahead full of things to do and places to be, I whisper a prayer . . .

Lord, I choose life. Life to the full, abundant life in You. Help me to grab hold of moments and let go of fears. Replace my longing for more stuff with a passion for more of You. I choose You, Lord. Thank You for choosing me first.

Maybe you need some encouragement this morning also? If so, may I invite you to read more about a very different Monday morning in my life, one that started peacefully and gently … but one that still offers me the same choice?

The bottom line is this, Monday {and every day} we have a choice about how we’ll face the hours ahead. And I choose Christ. I choose life.

How will you choose life in the middle of today’s chaos or calm?

xo,
TL

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