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Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get You Down? Here’s an option!
October 17, 2016, 12:55 am
Filed under: Searching for our Savior in His book

trust the Lord
“For he that will love life, and see good day, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile; let him eschew evil and do good; let him seek peace and ensue it” (I Peter 3:10-11)
Do you want Monday to be a good day? Isn’t it great that the Bible shows us how. In I Peter 3, we are reading the words written to people who are in the midst of great persecution. Life hasn’t gone as desired and days are filled with threatening situations, disappointments, and hardships. Yet in the storms, God tells the Christians that they can enjoy life and have many good (although maybe not always apparent to us) days, should live this way. First, don’t say evil or hurtful things. There are several ways to do this. Think before speaking, consider the impact your words will have on others, and a third way is to speak in love. The second step is again a speech related issue, avoid telling lies. When you lie, you create a life that is always on the verge of falling apart because you have to lie to cover up lies. This leads to a life that is always one statement away from self-destructing. The third step is to stop practicing wrong (evil, wickedness, Eschew means to avoid it. In evil’s place, we should actively do good. The fourth step is be at peace, with God, with others, with yourself, by actively pursuing it. Run after this peace that can only be the result of being a yielded follower of Christ, allowing the Holy Spirit to have control.
So you will either have a Monday to forget or one to remember. God has placed that in your control. Do it His way or try it your way. Whose plan will you select?

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