Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Brand New Day

...whatever is true...whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely...think about such things...put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
~Philippians 4:8-9

I have peace today. My peace doesn't come from material things, like a big mansion or fancy car. It does not come from a show I might put on to impress people. Rather, my peace comes from within. Knowing that God is in control of my life, living for the moment instead of ruing over the past or fretting about the future- these are all tools I use to find inner peace. I am so grateful for my serenity. People might try to break my peace, but I remind myself that humans are all fallible. Only God is perfect. So if I feel vexed at some point in the day, I simply pause and ask for God's will to be done and say the Serenity Prayer:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Try this simple prayer in your daily struggles. It really does work. May you have peace and joy within today. It's a brand new day- let's make it a great one!


Anonymous said...

welcome back's good to see some activity on your blog..and to 'hear' your voice so to speak.....

know God / know peace
no God / no peace

you have your priorities in order.

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Thanks for your support! I love the God/peace bit you shared.

Jeni said...

With Faith ~ you have Hope ~ with Hope ~ You have Peace ~ with Peace ~ you will find Love ~ true Love!

You sound so wonderful Laurie.... welcome back my friend!!