Friday, March 8, 2013

Invisible Crowns

Some days are harder than others.  That's life. 

Some days what you really want is to stay in bed and have Anna bring your breakfast tray.  Or perhaps your day has taken an unexpected twist.  By all means, ring Carson for tea.

We have choices every day, every hour.  We can choose to wallow in our hurts, nursing our pride and wounded spirits.  We can choose to punish others for their sins, our unmet expectations, or just because we need to feel in control.  We can choose to lash out, retreat, or even run away.


We can choose love, gratitude, mercy.  We can choose to lay it all at the foot of the cross and admit our inability to carry life's burdens.  We can choose to come to the only One who knows us and allow Him to heal us.

We can choose to put on our invisible crowns and greet each day, each person, each situation with the grace that comes only from the Father.  We can choose to remember that we are redeemed sinners.  We can choose to remember that we are the children of the Most High King and to act accordingly.

We can choose to see ourselves as God sees us, those He loves so much that He allowed His only Son to die in our place so that we could be called the sons and daughters of God.  

If the Holy Spirit lives in us, we can choose His power to show love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Even in the worst of times.

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