Summary: Sometimes we are overwhelmed by the number of choices we have. At other times, we perhaps may wish we had more choices. In most areas of life, we have a choice.
Text: Psalm 101:1
Sometimes we are overwhelmed by the number of choices we have. At other times, we perhaps may wish we had more choices. In most areas of life, we have a choice. I wish I could say that we always make the right choice, but we know better than that. When it comes to making the right choice, I think we do want to make the right one.
There had been several frustrating and aggravating things happen within the last few days. Nothing major. Just the typical things that come with relocating and dealing with companies who make big promises, but seem unconcerned about fulfilling those promises. They show up late and fail to finish the job.
Psalm 101 "I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will sing praise. I will be careful to lead a blameless life - when will you come to me? I will walk in my house with blameless heart. I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men I hate; they will not cling to me. Men of perverse heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with evil. Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, him will I put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, him will I not endure. My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he whose walk is blameless will minister to me. No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence. Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the LORD."
As I pondered the Psalm, I realize God was answering my prayer. It was as if He was saying, "You want to have a better day? Fine with me. It’s your choice." These are the instructions He gave me: Sing about the love and justice of God. Praise Him for it. Be careful to lead a blameless life today. That way you will have nothing to fear when I come.
Make every effort to come home at the end of the day with a blameless heart. Keep your eyes, your mind, and your heart focused on things that are pure, true, honest, and faithful. And, stay away from people who might pull you in another direction.
Keep my word. Be trustworthy. Do not listen to or dwell upon words, no matter who is speaking, that consists of lies, gossip, rumors, or evil. Do not give audience to anyone who is inclined to do evil or who is involved in wickedness.
Its evident that it’s my choice to have a better day. I listened to Him. I chose. It was a better day.
How’s your day looking? It’s your choice.