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New Life Daily Devotion - November 16, 2011

  • 2011 Nov 16


Wisdom in a Donut Shop
Choose my instruction instead of silver,
knowledge rather than choice gold,
for wisdom is more precious than rubies,
and nothing you desire can compare with her.
Proverbs 8:10-11 NIV

Many years ago, this rhyme was posted on the wall of a small donut shop:

As you travel through life brother,
Whatever be your goal,
Keep your eye upon the donut,
And not upon the hole.

These simple words remind us of a profound truth: we should spend more time looking at the things we have, not worrying about the things we don’t have. When you think about it, you’ve got more blessings than you can count. So make it a habit to thank God for the gifts He’s given you, not the gifts you wish He’d given you. (100 Days of Prayer)

We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way. - Gloria Gaither

The people whom I have seen succeed best in life have always been cheerful and hopeful people who went about their business with a smile on their faces. - Charles Kingsley

Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes. - Norman Vincent Peale

No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism. - William Ralph Inge

Today’s Prayer
Dear Lord, I will look for the best in other people, I will expect the best from You, and I will try my best to do my best—today and every day. Amen


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