December 18, 2010
God, grant us the…
Serenity to accept things we cannot change,
Courage to change the things we can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference
Patience for the things that take time
Appreciation for all that we have, and
Tolerance for those with different struggles
Freedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways, the
Ability to feel your love for us and our love for each other and the
Strength to get up and try again even when we feel it is hopeless.
– Reinhold Niebuhr
i have limited God. i came up with my plans, showed them to Him, closed the folder and walked away with decision human-based. but Jesus, with unfailing love and tender mercy, allowed me to start over.
this Christmas, i am quieting my heart, shutting other doors and entering into the Holy One’s presence. alone…together with Him…relishing the moments…listening to His voice…and leaving the world behind.
serenity is found.