"May the beloved of the LORD dwell in security by Him,
who shields him all the day, and he dwells between His shoulders."
The prayer on my heart this morning as I woke up was this. "God, I choose You above all else today." It almost took my breath away. Obviously it was from Him. It doesn't usually occur to me to make Him my everything until life has me pinned to the floor in a choke hold. So much comfort to this heart at that moment. All I have to be is His. I'm at the mercy sometimes of the rest of life, the waves that come and the events of the day, but I belong to Him.
So, today I choose Him above all else.
I choose Him over uncertainty.
I choose Him over discouragement.
I even choose Him over hope.
I choose Him over happiness.
I choose Him whether there's a choice to be made or not.
I choose Him. His ways. His kingdom. His plan. I'm committed to following that plan to the best that I am able. In this year, in this month, in the week, in this day. . . . . in this life.