Today is the first day of the rest of your life. I don’t know where that saying came from, but I do know there is a lot of truth in its saying. If today was the 1st day of the rest of your life just how would you live it? Would you live it in such a way that if tomorrow was going to be your last 1st day you would be happy and contented? A good day planner to help along this journey would be that upon awaking you think about the 24 hours ahead, and before beginning, ask God to direct your thinking and to kindle within you the fire of His love, so that love, burning bright and clear, will illuminate your thinking and permit you to better do His will which is to be holy (1st Th.4:3). Throughout the day, as outside circumstances dampen your spirits, you can ask God for the awareness to start your day over. I was told years ago that our belly button has 3 features, pause, resume and start. When used in the proper manner it is very effective. Push it once and pause your day, just put the day and everything around you on hold. Give yourself the time to catch up with life, and all that is going on. Sometimes you will need to push it 2 times, and just plain start your day all over, even if it is late in the afternoon or evening. Then we have the resume part, by pushing the button the 3rd time. We just continue to work the plan that we set out to do upon awaking. So there you have it .Today is the first day of the rest of your life. It’s up to you how you live it.
Blessings to all, Deacon Len
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