In Everything

Philippians 4:6-7Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (NIV 1978)

My Musings – We do not have to live in anxiety, no matter what perilous things we may be going through.   We need only pray. We may not always get what we pray for, but we can always find peace.

My Advice – Don’t let anxiety overwhelm you. You may not be able to control your circumstances, but you can control how they affect your heart and your mind. Just pray. God will grant you peace in the storm.

Those Were the Days My Friend

Ecclesiastes 7:10Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions. (NIV 1984)

My Musings – We can learn from the past, to help us live in the present, not to relive the past successes or repeat the past failures.

My Advice – Do not live in the past (thinking they were better) or dwell on the past (regretting mistakes made). The past is the past, the “present” is a gift.