Happy New Year all.
Last year was a trying year, but I still have to give thanks. Writing and conversing with awesome people from around the world is so much fun.
This year, I expect great things. This year I wish blessings for you all. I wish that all your dreams and aspirations come to fruition. But most importantly, I wish did you all peace and longevity.
When death gives you an invitation to an all-inclusive party, does knowing that you will be going make it any easier?
If the doctor tells you that you have cancer and your life expectancy is two months, on the last day of that last month, will you be at peace with the idea of dying or will you be scared?
When it comes to death, is ignorance better?
What are your thoughts?
This was extracted from pastor Joel Osteen:
In life, we’re always going to have critics. We’ll always have difficult people who try to upset us and steal our peace and joy. But, you don’t have to respond to every critic. You can decide to take the high road and let God fight your battles for you.
Sometimes, no matter what you say or do, there are people who aren’t going to accept you. They just don’t want to be at peace with you. In fact, when Jesus sent out His disciples to certain homes, He told them to always speak peace over those homes. And then He said in effect, “If they don’t receive the peace that you’re offering, then it will come back to you.” That tells me that if you will do your best to be at peace with people, even if they won’t take your peace, the good news is that peace will just come back to you. You’ll not only get your peace, but you’ll get their share as well!
That’s double for your trouble! When you do the right thing no matter what is happening, God sees it and rewards it. Today, stay in peace, cease from strife, and take the high road. Sow good seeds into others and watch the harvest of blessing come to your own life in return.
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