It is 11:23 a.m.
Just found this nugget from Hugh Prather’s 365 Thoughts (excerpted from Nov. 4):
A sure way to stay unhappy is to hold tightly to the past that we have painstakingly accumulated. One reason little children are so happy and have such boundless energy is that they have very little past to drag behind them. This allows their minds to function as designed. They process the present, which is the dwelling place of the Divine.
So…Is that the key? Simply forget everything that has defined me as an artist and writer to this point and begin anew?
And if so, what direction to take?
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Rus, One of my favorite passages of the Bible is Philipians 4:4-7. I use this passage a lot to help remove their baggage and leave it a the foot of the cross. It helps them eliminate their worries and allow God to guide them in life. This is especially true in coming to know forgivness in times of great dispair.
Thanks, Jim. I am forever comforted by the advice of others, especially family. Today, both you and Rob have responded to my ponderings, and I am extremely grateful.
In case others are interested, here is the verse you are referring to:
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Funny how we were talking about Philipians 4 the other day. There must be something to it for you.
I just wanted to say, keep on going! Jesus has His hand on your life, and His peace transcends all understanding! He’ll guide you and help you figure out where to place your focus as you trust Him to do so.
Oh, and don’t be held down by frustrations of the past!
“Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
Talk to you tomorrow!
Dave, what a great verse from 2 Corinthians! I had forgotten about that one…
Thank you, thank you, thank you. . . .