Saturday, October 22, 2005

Pray For A Day

Here is a prayer to start this day, to help you make it a great day:

Dear Lord, thank You for the night's rest You so graciously gave me. I am grateful for renewed energy and enthusiasm. I accept this new day as a wonderful opportunity. May I use it minute by minute to do Thy will. Guide me in every problem, every decision I shall make this day. Help me to treat everyone kindly and to be fair and just and thoughtful in everything today. And if I should forget Thee during this day, O Lord, please do not forget me. Amen.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Jesus

He lives today no less than long ago. He is alive, not merely as Caesar and Napoleon and Lincoln, for example, are alive - as memories of great man. Jesus is not a memory. He is an actual, contemporary, reachable Person. He is the living Christ, who has the power to enter into people's lives and change and lift them up. Every day the very much alive Lord Jesus is at work with us.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Light

A good man who had always walked with God approached death. The light was on in his room. Suddenly, a look of surprise crossed th dying man's face. "Turn out the light, the sun is up," he said -- and was gone. Apparently it is always light and beautiful over there. But it can be the same here as well when we think it so.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Health-mindedness

One of the greatest blessings in this world is to have good, sound healthy-mindedness. The person who possesses it is most fortunate. Healthy-mindedness is to be a normal, well-balanced, integrated, well-organized human being. It means a mind devoid of orgainized human being. It means a mind devoid of inner conflicts and obsessive reactions. The emotional aspect of your nature is under the control of your reason or mind. When you achieve such healty-mindedness you are free of abnormal fear, free of hate; you are not motivated by resentments; you are free of sulkiness, gloominess, and depressiveness. And such a condition makes for a life that is good every day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Pray

I rode with a man who had the following prayer taped to his instrument panel:

Dear Lord, this is Your car. Put Yours hands on the steering wheel along with mine and guide me through busy streets and highways. Protect this car from all danger and accident. Give us a safe and pleasant journey. Keep me from getting angry at other drivers. Help me to be polite and observe the rules of the road. Let my driving be a pleasure and not a strain. Amen.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Live a Exciting Life

It is never necessary for any individual to live a dull, uninteresting and lackluster life. If one does so, it is because of just letting life become that way. No one needs to live in frustration or allow oneself to become old, worn, and tired. Everyone has the opportunity to open wide the mind and heart, to live a life that is dynamic and exciting. Becoming a postive thinker will help you to have a good day.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Immortality

I have not the slightest doubt concerning the truth and validity of immortality. I believe absolutely and certainly that, when you die, you will meet your loved ones and know them and be reunited with them, never to be separated again. I believe that identity of personality will continue in that greater sphere of life in which there will be no suffering or sorrow as we know them here in the physical sense. I hope there will be struggle, for struggle is good. Certainly there will be ongoing development, for life with no upward effort of the spirit would be increadibly dull. In the teachings of Jesus Christ, death does not refer to the body but rather to the soul: "The soul that sinneth, it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:20). But the sould that is in God will live forever.