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New Life Daily Devotion - August 27, 2011

  • 2011 27 Aug


Good Decisions Mean Less Stress
If you need wisdom—if you want to know what
God wants you to do—ask him, and he will gladly tell you.
He will not resent your asking.
James 1:5 NLT

Life presents each of us with countless questions, conundrums, doubts, and problems. Thankfully, the riddles of everyday living are not too difficult to solve if we look for answers in the right places. When we have questions, we should consult God’s Word, we should consult our own consciences, and we should consult a few close friends and family members.

Perhaps Søren Kierkegaard was stating the obvious when he observed, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Still, Kierkegaard’s words are far easier to understand than they are to live by.

Taking a forward-looking (and stress-conquering) approach to life means learning the art of solving difficult problems sensibly and consistently . . . and sooner rather than later.

Life is built on character, but character is built on decisions. - Warren Wiersbe

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently. - Agnes DeMille

The Reference Point for the Christian is the Bible. All values, judgments, and attitudes must be gauged in relationship to this Reference Point. - Ruth Bell Graham

Successful people make right decisions early and manage those decisions daily. - John Maxwell

Don’t be overwhelmed . . . take it one day and one prayer at a time. - Stormie Omartian

Today’s Prayer
Dear Lord, give me the insight to make wise decisions and the courage to act upon the decisions that I make. Amen