Saturday, August 06, 2005

Energy

A prayer for energy: Dear Lord, I need more energy and strength. I seem drained and tired. I do not seem to possess what it take to do all that I must do. I know that the wrong kind of thoughts can make one tired. Change my thoughts that they may be in harmony with You power. Keep me in close contact with You who are the Source of energy, energy that never runs down. I accept this strength and energy now. I thank you. Amen.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Quietness

How do some people rise above calamities which leave others crushed in spirit, bitter, and defeated. In the Book of Job we find a clue: " When he (God) giveth quietness, who then can make trouble?" (Job 34:29). The first essential for meeting misfortune sturdily is to acheive the quietness, calmness, serenity in the center of yourself. Out of such quietness at the center arises simple gratitude -- for the gift of life, for present blessings, for advantages and possibilities you do have. This thankfulness, in turn, opens doors to happiness and opportunity which otherwise reamain closed.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Enthusiasm



Enthusiasm is not Polyannish, sweetness-and-light, inborn and fortuitous concept. It is a strong, rugged mental attitude which is perhaps hard to achieve, difficult to maintain, but it is powerful -- so powerful.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Prominent Businessman

A prominent businessman whose daily schedule is packed to the limit, his responsibilities many, and his activities widely diverse, always handles himself with impressive quietness. "I have learned to begin and end each day clamly," he says, "I repeat to myself this line from Isaiah: "In quietness and in confidence should be your strength' [Isaiah 30:15]. That is my secret."

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Find Something Good with This Day

My method of awakening is this: when I return to at least a semiconscious state after a night of sleep, while still lying in bed, I repeat this phrase from the Psalm 139: "when I awake, I am still with you" (verse 18). These words emphasize the greatest truth known to man -- that we are not alone. Then, just before getting out of bed, I repeat that glorious old passege from Psalm 118, "This is a day which the Lord have made, we will rejoice and be glad in it". He made this day to be a precious thing full of opportunity, he gives it to us, we must find something good with this day.

Monday, August 01, 2005

I am a Child of God

Say to yourselft every day, especially when things get dark and trouble stares you in the face, "I am a child of God." Asserting and affirming your divine origine will strengthen you and you will realize whatsoever comes you have Someone watching you and helping you. This practice will help you to have a great day every day.

strength -- strengthen

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Positive Thinking & Enthusiasm



Positive thinking is how you think about a problem Enthusiasm is how you fell about a problem. The two together determine what you do about a problem.