Each day has a choice:
A choice to love,
A choice to fear,
A choice to thank,
A choice to complain,
A choice to see the truth,
Or believe a lie.
Each day I choose what I will be;
Each day I choose what I will see–
Be it truth and reality!
Each day I choose to love
Though I don’t feel it’s fire;
Each day I choose to serve,
Though I’m covered in the mire;
Each day I choose to live
To bring another joy
Brings me closer to the Savior–
The way He loves each man–
Brings me close to sisters, brothers,
And every child within His hand.
O God, forgive me for my selfish tendency
To seek only for my own!
Help me to turn to Thee,
For thinking my life is my own!
Let my lose myself in Thy service,
Knowing Thy love, thy tender prompting
To each child I am called to minister relief–
My conduct, no longer mine, but Thine–
Thy work of good flow through me!
May I be, Oh make me, Lord,
A pure outpouring vessel of Thy love;
Let me find my true self in Thy service;
May this life reflect Thee above.
May each choice I make today
Reflect Thy Sovereign Will.
May my life, in whole,
Reflect Thee, Sovereign Lord.
May any good act through me performed
Bring glory unto Thee.
Eternal bliss be found each day
As I rest in Thee.
Through each trial, tribulation,
Each test of my feeble faith,
Make Thyself more clearly seen
By the eyes of the human race.
O God, somehow, please,
Make Thyself known through me.
Show Thy love, Thy tender mercy,
Show Thy grace–redemption’s power
To change a life wrought with lies of self
To know Thy truth and freedom find.
Please show me, God,
How to be content
In humbling serving,
Fulfilling my role
Divinely instituted for my growth.
Through fulfilling my inner work
And external obligation,
Draw any man through bonds of love,
Contentedness, peace and joy,
To Thy tender bosom
Where each may be still and rest
Hearing the steady, constant rhythm
Within our Father’s breast.
O God, my Father,
May I be a useful instrument,
A useful tool within Thy hand.
Please, God, use me
To bring Thy children to Thee,
By seeing Thy miraculous power
Changing my inner, outer life,
To know towards Thee to look
For lasting change of heart and life.
May my life be valuable
In bringing about Thy plan.
May each day’s choice
Be love, thanksgiving,
Faithful, loving servant
I commit to be.
~Thoughts From A Mother’s Heart