Good News 010105 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."
As we go into the New Year, peace and tranquility always seem to be part of our New
Year’s goals. Last year we did too much. One more committee at church, the kids need a
coach, how can we get everyone to every game, lesson class etc? Oh, the boss wants us
50 hours a week too!!
It takes faith and courage to let go and let God play a role in our lives.
"I... will have sufficient courage so that now
as always, Christ will be exalted in my body..."
At work and in our daily lives, we often fail to take the risk of allowing God to take control. How often we do not accept the spiritual help available. We will handle it all. Where is our humility when we try to do it all?
"... humbly accept the word planted in you,
which can save you."
We tend to forget the basic rules taught to us by our faith. When we are takingcontrol, adding stress to ourselves, do we ask for the help available?
“If any of you lacks wisdom, ask God
...and it will be given to you."
We are told to keep God at the forefront in our search for this inner peace.
"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
The serenity prayer is simple. We all know that simple is good Let us start the new
year with this thought in mind.
Thought for Today: Let us focus on peace and tranquility in our lives; with our
families, neighbors and coworkers.
Prayer for Today: Let's use the serenity prayer, this week and for the year,
especially when over stressed.