The Choice I Made One Day

Today is a new day of opportunities. I can make connections with my inner self or go on doing the things I always do. What choice do I make today? It’s up to me. Yesterday is gone and today I’m in the moment called now. I have to make the choice to do something purposeful.

So I fire up my Kobo and click on “Jesus Calling” devotional. What I like about this e-book reading is that it opens up to the bookmarked page showing the last day I had been reading it. To my surprise I had missed a month as it showed it was April 24 and the current date was May 24! How could that be? Time had stopped and I missed out somehow. Journaling also brings me to reality when I realize that days had passed and I hadn’t written a word! What were the choices I had made in days past?

The bookmarked date is still there and Jesus is calling but I have not picked up. The still small voice had been there all along so I have no excuse. I will not take any guilt  as there is freedom in Christ.

That day I read about ‘Do Not Long for the Absence of Problems’ as my mind seems preoccupied with the stresses of the day. Just what I had been thinking about…I don’t want any more problems! So I make a choice that just for a day I will not worry. I will go on living in pleasures regardless of trouble that may be around the bend. I choose to be happy. How can that be? Troubles will follow as surely as the storm clouds blanket the sky.

I make the choice to ask God to equip me to handle any problems that I may encounter that day. Allow me to bathe in your Presence is what I ask. The pressures of life are still there, but the anguish of my soul is overcome with His peace.

This was one choice I made along the way!

Pirkko Rytkonen

Wife, mother, and grandmother. Christ follower and seeker of truth. Blogging to inspire and encourage others.

3 thoughts on “The Choice I Made One Day

  1. Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate your comments, hope to be a continued encouragement. I have found some purpose for the pain of life’s challenges that many of us go through. If I can be a blessing to someone along the way, all this is worth the effort.

    1. Hi Pirkko!
      Thank you again for sending my your writings. I love your last line.
      “The anguish of my soul is overcome with His peace.” How very true! In the natural, it doesn’t seem possible for anguish to be overcome, but His peace
      is so awesome! Blessings!

  2. Dear Pirkko,

    I’m glad you have started blogging. We need sites like this in this dark world, to influence our thoughts toward God’s light. Thank you for sharing even the painful matters – we all meet them along the way and can relate to them. It is encouraging to be reminded that God is in control, no matter what! Be blessed!

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