The Power to Choose (5-5-19)

Rev. Gary shows how making conscious choices in every situation is the key to our happiness and fulfillment.

Affirmation: “I take my stand for wholeness. I take my stand for healing. I choose life.”

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”
“You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win? And IF you go in, should you turn left or right or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find for a mind-maker-upper to make his mind.”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

POWER: The ability to choose our thoughts, to choose our reality and to will our thoughts and feelings. It is not for controlling others.
Disciple: Philip.
Location: Throat
Color: Purple.

“The whole of power is given to everyone, for the one Power cannot be divided; it is everywhere present. We call it life.”
-(ONLY BELIEVE, by Sue Sikking 20)

“God does not exercise power. God is all-present and all-quiet power from which man generates his own power.”- – (THE UNITY GUIDE TO HEALING, by Connie Fillmore 5)

“Power isn’t control at all — power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.”
– Beth Revis, Across the Universe

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.”
– Gary Zukav

“God will not make the world a better place for us to live in, but He will give us the power to make it a better place.”
– (PRAYER: THE MASTER KEY, by James Dillet Freeman 85)

“Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.”
– Eckhart Tolle