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  • Writer's pictureRick Zumpano

Today I Choose...

1 Thessalonians 5:15

Many evolutionary atheists maintain that human beings do not really make choices. Their position is that our responses to our environment are nothing more than a series of electro-chemical reactions in the brain. No one really chooses anything, but what we do is simply a series of pre-programmed responses to certain external stimuli. This would make us to be something like human “snack machines.” Someone (external forces) puts in $1.00 and pushes a certain button and out comes the selected snack. Every time. Doesn’t that make you feel special?

On the other hand, the Bible clearly teaches that we have been created with the capacity to make choices, real decisions, and are even expected to make good ones! But sometimes when the world “spits in our face” or “slaps us around,” we react in less than a godly manner. We forget to choose to respond in a God-honoring way.

So, today I choose to be kind for I know the world will turn a cold shoulder to me and many others.

Today I choose to be patient for I know the world will try to push me faster than I need to go.

Today I choose to walk by faith for I know the world will try to tell me that there is nothing more than what I can see.

Today I choose to forgive for I know the world will be spoiling for a fight.

Today I choose to keep my word for the world will betray many and break their trust.

Today I choose to be joyful for the world will bring to my ears many sorrows.

Today I choose to speak the truth for the world will be spreading lies everywhere.

Today I choose to love for because of the world’s vicious treatment many will need someone to love them.

Today I choose...

><> Jeff

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