Wednesday, October 15, 2008

10.15.08

Just peeking in to post this. (hope you're having a wonderful week!)
I receive a daily devotional from Elisabeth Elliot each morning, and I absolutely loved the one for Tuesday.

Several Ways to Make Yourself Miserable

1. Count your troubles, name them one by one--at the breakfast table, if anybody will listen, or as soon as possible thereafter.

2. Worry every day about something. Don't let yourself get out of practice.
It won't add a cubit to your stature but it might burn a few calories.

3. Pity yourself. If you do enough of this, nobody else will have to do it for you.

4. Devise clever but decent ways to serve God and mammon. After all, a man's gotta live.

5. Make it your business to find out what the Joneses are buying this year and where they're going.
Try to do them at least one better even if you have to take out another loan to do it.

6. Stay away from absolutes. It's what's right for you that matters. Be your own person and don't allow yourself to get hung up on what others expect of you.

7. Make sure you get your rights. Never mind other people's. You have your life to live, they have theirs.

8. Don't fall into any compassion traps--the sort of situation where people can walk all over you.
If you get too involved in other people's troubles, you may neglect your own.

9. Don't let Bible reading and prayer get in the way of what's really relevant--things like TV and newspapers. Invisible things are eternal. You want to stick with the visible ones--they're where it's at now.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sure needed to read this

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Great thoughts for the day. Thanks for the post. Have a awesome day, Theresa

cindy said...

She's always at the heart of the matter.

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Casii said...

Love Elisabeth Elliot! Great devotional!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you posted this. What a great reminder of all things eternal and holy. Thanks, my friend. e

DIANE said...

Okay, this is totally random, but I took that exact photo yesterday of my new maple tree (with blue sky background!) Totally did a double take!

Have a great day =)

blueeyeddog said...

Wonderful post!