Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I Choose Life~

Ephesians 1:11

King James Version (KJV)

 11In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

At some point all of us will encounter a situation that will forever alter our lives. A knock on the door, a call in the night, a diagnosis from the Doctor~ that changes the future as we know it.

The question is how do we respond to the new normal? Will we withdraw  from society closing the blinds to the world? Umm~ maybe for a little while. How long do we focus on our own personal pain and deep grief?

It seems to take a long time to find meaning and purpose when you are in the middle or just come through difficult circumstances. It feels much like you are dry to the bones in the middle of the desert.

Where do we start?  I think maybe it starts with choosing life instead of a slow death~ rediscovering hope.

John 10:10

King James Version (KJV)
 10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 

Jesus~Himself came that we may have life. Life instead of death. Hope instead of despair. Even joy in the midst of our sorrow. This year for me is a year for a new kind of living~harder, but better in some ways, than before. Maddening because we hate the process but richer because of the pain.

 Choose to Live ~ Pure and Simple. It's a choice~ a new kind of normal.

 My Brian sent me this picture of myself yesterday with a little note~ "Remember this?"  And of course I do. It was a photo he snapped of me on our honeymoon. We had the best trip of all times. The picture reminded me of the hopes and dreams we shared as a young couple. Just what I needed! This journey has not been without difficulties but it sure has been sweet.

Today I choose to live and live life to the fullest!



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