Friday, January 26, 2007

Faith or Hope?

Hope is wishing for something to happen. Faith is believing something will happen. This year I choose faith. I choose to trust and believe God through all my situations and circumstances.

On a different note...

This past christmas I had a brilliant time! It was the best I've had since 2003. Now is that long or what? I know it's kinda sorta a bit late to be writing about christmas but hey it's my journal so I call the shots LOL j/k. Moving xmas and new years' was awesome. I spent it with my 2 closest friends and the BF. Those I hold close to this heart. We hadn't seen each other in a minute. So it was a reunion-come-everything wonderful! We had a beautiful time. I hadn't laughed so hard in forever. My heart hadn't been filled with so much joy in a long time. We re-lived our moments together from way back and took hundreds of pictures. I give it to you for taking care of me and making sure I had loads of fun after a stressful year. I love you with all of me and I wouldn't pick other bestfriends if I had to re-do it. You rock and then some. Each one of you is a God-sent and each day when I kneel beside my bed even when I am feeling overwhelmed and on the edge and don't know what to say to God I do say a prayer for each one of you. You're one of the best things that has ever happened to me.

Thanks S,J & L. Hugs and kisses. Here's to more times as such!

Muchas amor mi amor y mi mejor amigos

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

When God whispers your name

I choose love
no occasion justifies hatred
no injustice warrants bitterness
I choose love
Today I'll love God and what God loves

I choose Joy
I invite God to be the God of circumstance
I refuse the temptation to be cynical
I refuse to see people as anything less than human beings,
created by God.
I refuse to see amything less than an opportunity to see God

I choose peace
I'll live forgiven
I'll forgive so that I may live

I choose patience,
I overlook the inconveniences of the world
Rather than complain the wait is too long, I'll thank God for a moment to pray.
Instead of clenching my fist at new assignments, I'll face them with joy
and courage

I choose kindness
I'll see God in everyone

I choose goodness
I'll go without a dollar
before I take a dishonest one. I'll be overlooked
before I'll boast. I'll confess before i accuse
I choose goodness

I choose faithfulness
Today I'll keep promises

I choose gentleness
Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle
If I raise my voice may it be only in praise
If I clench my fist may it be only in prayer
If I make a demand, may it be only of myself

I choose self-control
I'll be impassioned only by God
I'll be influenced only by God
I'll be taught only by Christ
I choose self-control

Love,joy,peace,patience,kindness, goodness,faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control
to these i commit my day
If i succeed, I'll give thanks
If I fail, I'll seek His sufficient grace
renewed mercies, unfailing and steadfast love