I Choose Life, I Choose Blessings

This choose life or death scripture has been very important to me.

“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you,
that I have set before you
life and death,
blessing and cursing:
therefore choose life,
that both thou and thy seed may live:”
(Deuteronomy 30:19, KJV Bible Verse)

I was in a life threatening situation. I was rarely sure that someone would turn up to feed me. In terms of both my physical ability to sit up, chew and swallow and with limited help available, it was hard to get enough food in my body to stay alive.

I choose life imageI took this on Dartmoor, England. A plant manages to grow even on rock. Life finds a way.
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Often I found myself thinking I might die. I aimed to replaced the thought with,
“I choose life. I choose blessings.”

Often I found myself desperately trying to work out how to stay alive.
Whatever step I chose to take to do so, I also tried to remember to say:
“I choose life. I choose blessings.”

Sometimes death felt like a tempting option - a chance for rest. I aimed to replace the thought with,

“I choose life. I choose blessings.”

I repeated this scripture about choosing life again and again and again.

Gradually, my world started to change.
Carers started to turn up.
They then started to turn up on time.
Then I got carers who adapted in a way that allowed me to talk, so that I had a better chance of asking for what I needed.

My survival was becoming less precarious, but I was still in a life-threatening situation. I persisted in choosing life.
Although my circumstances said this wasn’t my choice... I chose to believe that as I changed the thoughts in my mind, I was giving God access to change my world.

I kept choosing life over death using this, other healing bible scriptures and other healing methods, and today I am happy to say that I have a life that is far safer and full of many blessings.

At the time of writing, I could still do with life being easier :-) and so I continue to say....

"I choose life. I choose blessings."

If you find yourself thinking thoughts of death, be very gentle on yourself.
Accept these thoughts and then practice a new thought. "I choose life".

Prayer to choose life

I have a choice.

This day I find set before me life and death.

I choose life. And so I live.

I choose life. Please use these words to move my world to be the world you would have it be.

You are the life in my life. 
Your Love IS life.
To choose your Love is to choose life.

May all those who receive your Love through me (my seed) also live.


This day I find set before me blessings and cursings.

I choose blessings. And so I am blessed.

I choose blessings. Please use these words to move my world to be the world you would have it be.

To choose your Love is to choose blessings. 
I choose your Love. And so I am blessed.

I choose to give blessings.
And so I am a blessing.


The most important life is not the life of the body

Life has definitely been hard for me at times.

But within the hard circumstances I have had powerful experiences of the Life of God flowing through me.
The most important LIFE is not the life of the body.

Even if your body seems to be failing, keep choosing life not death.
Keep choosing blessing not cursing.

You may see changes that allow you to experience a richer LIFE within the life you have.

You may see changes that allow you to live a longer physical life.

As you align your thoughts with God's in this way, you are also helping to bring life and blessings to everyone.

The Power of The Word

Dear God help me.

I choose life.

Use these words to move my world to be the world you would have it be -

I choose life.
"Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven".

I choose blessings.
I speak your abundance into my life.

Scripture for overcoming suicidal thoughts

if you have suicidal thoughts, here are some more powerful bible verses.

Elijah feels like he has had enough and wants to die.

“All at once an angel touched him and said,
“Get up and eat.”

He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water.
He ate and drank and then lay down again.

The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said,
“Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.”

So he got up and ate and drank.
Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God."

(I Kings 19:6, Old Testament scripture for overcoming suicidal thoughts, KJV)

There may be times when you need to say to yourself "Get up and eat".

Or if you are bedbound with ME/CFS or another illness ;-) , maybe just "Eat".

Sometimes doing the next thing you can to stay alive is a massive achievement.

Be proud of yourself for all you do to look after yourself... even if there are times when you don't always feel like doing it.

from unexpected and expected sources
into your life.

But we don't just need earthly food.
We also need regular spiritual food through our commitment to a spiritual practice.

Dear All that is,

Just as we recognise we need to eat food each day, so
we take time to regularly feed on the reality of your LOVE.
Thank you that You are always available.


"He ate and drank and then lay down again."

We may want an immediate answer.
But sometimes we need spiritual nourishment,
then REST.

Then more spiritual food.

The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said,
“Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.”

Only then do we gain the insight and breakthrough to move forwards.

He got up and ate and drank.
Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.

And finally, you can also choose life with this Bible verse - this time one from the New Testament:

"And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you,
he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies
because of his Spirit who lives in you."
(Romans 6:10-11, NIV Bible verse for overcoming suicidal thoughts)

Whether your spiritual practice is to read spiritual quotes, to practice forgiveness, or to pray, choose life by making sure that you feed yourself spiritually each day.

If you found this spiritual article because things are especially tough for you right now, I am sorry to hear that. Thank you for having kept going.
Please continue to keep going.

Thank you for reading this article.
And thank you for being here.

With the Love we are


Katherine T Owen, webmaster at www.a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com
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