Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. (Psalm 37:3-6, NIV)
- Rise and pray every day: “Again today, dear God, I commit and trust my life and way to you. I’m available. Please use me to be as Jesus to every life I touch.”
- Don’t sweat the small stuff.
- Remember these simple sentences: “I was wrong.” “I am sorry.” “Please forgive me.” “Thank you.” Say them whenever needed and say “I love you” often–whether needed or not.
- Come apart and rest a while before you come apart–stress is a killer.
- Remember, “Nothing changes if nothing changes.”
- Don’t nurse grudges: “Failing to forgive is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
- Carpe diem. Seize the day. Opportunity comes to pass … not to pause.
- Quit the blame-game … it’s choice, not chance, determines destiny.
- Control your thinking or your thinking will control you.
“What the mind dwells on the body acts on.”
- Invest your life in a worthwhile cause by having a noble purpose for which to live–one that is bigger than yourself–one that will help make your world a better place in which to live.
- Be a positive realist. You will always see what you are looking for: “Two men look out the same prison bars. One seeks mud, the other stars.”
- The greatest abilities are availability, dependability and responsibility.
- “There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience.”
- “Smooth seas never make skillful sailors.”
- When God is silent. “I believe in the sun even when it isn’t shining. I believe in love even when I am alone. I believe in God even when he is silent.”
- Cry when needed. “Every unshed tear is a prism through which all of life’s experiences are distorted.”
- Laugh a lot. It is still the best medicine.
- Remember, “The bumps are what we climb on.”
- Fear not. At least 95 percent of the things we fear never happen. Trust God for the other five percent.
- Have faith and put God first with your time, talents and tithe.
Found in the Daily Encounter – actsweb.org
June 27, 2010