Excerpt from book entitled, “Don’t Waste Another Day: Begin to Live Again:
Declaration for Today
“You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways (Job 22:28 NASB).”
Resolve not to waste a moment of your today. Begin to speak life into your day. Start today by making this declaration over your life:
Today, I choose to live unapologetically. Today will be great, because I choose to rejoice and live in faith. I choose to live with an expectation for great opportunities to present themselves to me. Today, I am no longer afraid of the unknown because I understand who the author of my existence is and that he has crafted for me the sweetest of victories. I will work through my emotions and not allow toxic emotions to hold me captive or confine me.
Today, I choose life, and to live it abundantly. Today, I choose to embrace the beauty so wonderfully crafted, masterly created, and beautifully designed for me. This life is full of goodness, and I will not allow sadness, failures, defeat, setbacks, failures, or losses deny me of my inevitably right to experience full joy, peace, love, and true contentment.
I will not allow hardships to harden me. I choose to love relentlessly, to forgive freely, and to dance continually. I am his masterpiece, every piece he takes and makes it a splendid beauty. Today, I rejoice because he has made me, and he continues to mold me into his reflection.
Today, I choose to follow and serve him. I choose to invite him in, to take up residence, transform my life, and make my heart his home. Today the new me is alive and well. The new me is full of life, the new me is renewed, the new me is regenerated, and the new me is revived.
Today whether rain or shine, I choose to bask in his presence, melt in his arms, willing yield a white flag of surrender, knowing that he is my saving grace. Today is a new day, and today I choose to rejoice because he walks with me through all the facets of life.
Today, we rejoice. Christ Jesus, because you are in control of all aspects of our life, and we give you praise and adoration for all that you have created. We choose to recognize your handiwork in our lives. Every day that you fill our lungs with air, we are grateful, because where there is life there is hope. It is hope that shines light, even in the darkest of places. Thank you for the gift of life. Thank you for the ability to breathe, to create, to change, to be light, and a reflection of your image and a recipient of your great love and tender mercies. Our hearts rejoice that you have made us to be a reflection, of your goodness. Help us to ever be mindful that we are your creation, and that you are alive on the inside of us, creating us into your masterpiece for your good works. Help us to never take for granted this life, help us not to be wasteful with our time just living mindlessly unto ourselves, but to live in awareness that you have birthed in us a higher purpose of living, Amen.