Bible Bits - Week 5

*First published 9/13/2008

The Choice
Max Lucado

But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law. Galatians 5:22-23/New Living Translation

I choose peace.
I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live.

Continuing this series from Max Lucado on Galations 22-23 is really making me think about how everything is a choice. We all have free will.

Isn't this photo so peaceful. My first thought was to find a photo of a waterfall as running water is so peaceful to me. However, lilypads calmly floating on still waters seemed to shout "peace" to me all the more.

We have the choice to forgive others and live in peace.

I know God's Word makes it sound so easy to forgive others. We forgive because He first forgave us. However, as a human being, full of sin, I have found it very hard to forgive at times, especially when the other person does not admit wrong-doing. It is a personal struggle we must all continually work through.

Can you imagine how peaceful the world would be if everyone forgave? There would be no wars. There would be no jealousy over who has more and who is not sharing. There would be no bitter attitudes and snipping at each other. There would be no festering hearts trying to hold back anger and keep the tongue, ready to explode. Bitterness, anger, and attitude would all be replaced with love.

What a wonderful world it would be.

Louis Armstrong
(George Weiss / Bob Thiele)

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shakin' hands, sayin' "How do you do?"
They're really saying "I love you"

I hear babies cryin', I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world

Oh yeah


This is one of my favorite songs EVER. It just brings so many emotions everytime I hear it.

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