|Posted on January 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM|
Something to think about, as you start your day.
Shared with love.
Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever. Psalms 18:32-34 It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world As it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right If I surrender to His Will; So that I may be reasonably happy in this life And supremely happy with Him Forever and ever in the next. Amen. A prayer attributed to Reinhold Neibuhr (1892-1971)
No matter my mood or physical condition, I begin each day with the above devotions, which give me strength and keep me from feeling sorry for myself. My husband’s uncle the Rev Lonie Cash told me that if I said these four verses in this order, I would never have a day of regret. When those days, which are filled with pain, anxiety or fear. That is when I draw strength from these. All other days these verses are my foundation, and allow me to treat all without preconceived expectations until proven otherwise.