It is true that we can choose the ways we wish to behave and believe and live. Living out those choices is easier said than done, but the first step, always, is to choose. During Lent this year, I decided to be intentional in incorporating certain truths into my life. I chose
- to be present with and for my husband and my children
- to believe the best of others
- to treat my body like the temple it is
- to live in light of eternity
- to seek out and savor moments of grace
- to believe that I am enough
I wasn't perfect in my choices. In fact, some days I failed miserably, and all I had was my stated intention. But through it all, I was able to catch glimpses of a life lived to the fullest, unfettered by human restrictions; glimpses of the kingdom of God drew near in those moments that I lived my choices, and it. is. beautiful.
And so today...today, I choose Jesus, as surely as Jesus has chosen the cross, as surely as Jesus has chosen me. Today I choose a life lived in Jesus. All of those other choices, they were all about Jesus: about living in freedom, the way I was created to live.
And you know, it is good that I didn't get this posted when I intended, because, my friends, every day, not just Easter, is a good day to choose Jesus. Every day is a day I need to choose Jesus.
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.