TODAY'S WORD FOR TODAY
Three Rules for Living
For the Lord gives wisdomProverbs 2:6
To succeed in life you must do these three things: 1) Decide what's important. The story's told of a family who moved to the country to get away from the city. They decided to raise cattle so they bought a ranch. One day a friend visited them and asked what they'd named it. Dad said, 'I wanted to call it The Flying-W, but Mom wanted to call it The Suzy-Q. One of our sons liked The Bar-J, but our daughter preferred The Lazy-Y. So we compromised and called it The Flying-W, Suzy-Q, Bar-J, Lazy-Y Ranch.' The friend asked, 'How are your cattle doing?' Dad replied, 'We don't have any. They didn't survive the branding.' Come on, decide what's important to you! 2) Prioritise your time. Too many of us are like the store owner who got so busy trying to keep the place clean that he forgot to open the front door. The reason you're in business is to serve customers and make a profit, not get distracted by secondary things. Base your life's decisions on your priorities. And if you need help figuring out what they are, ask God: 'For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.' 3) Learn to motivate yourself. Most times, nobody else will. When tragedy struck his life, we read: 'David encouraged himself in the Lord...' (1 Samuel 30:6). You need to learn how to do that too. Jude writes: '...building up yourselves...praying in the Holy Ghost' (Jude v. 20). To succeed in life you must learn to encourage yourself, pray and build yourself up.
TODAY'S PRAYER - FROM PRAYER FOR TODAY MAGAZINE
Lord, I pray for those in my neighbourhood who feel lonely, whether because they live alone, or because they feel isolated and misunderstood in their own families. Please give me an opportunity to show friendship, so they know they’re not forgotten. Please bring down the walls of separation which stop us getting to know others. I pray that You will transform us, Your Church, so that we become agents of connection and relationship-building in our local ...About Prayer for Today
Consider holding a Christmas party for your neighbours this year
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