Our summer issue for August focuses on the acceptance of the things we cannot change. This resolution is clearly stated in the Serenity Prayer…
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Reinhold Niebuhr, American Theologian
This well-known prayer has been adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step recovery programs as a constant guide and rule-book for wholesome living patterns. It is also a powerful prayer to whisper again and again as we RESOLVE TO ACCEPT life’s ever-changing circumstances.
When the going gets rough, take it on the chin with the rest of us, the way Jesus did … think it over. 2 Tim 2:2-7 (portions) The Message
The Apostle Paul writes these words about his experience with uncomfortable situations and the process of accepting them…
I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4:11b NIV
Lastly, Jesus practiced this prayer when he cried out to his Father, “Take this cup from me!” Then, wisely, He surrendered while gently whispering, “Not my will but yours be done.” That, my friend, is the essence of accepting the things that cannot and, in the end should not, be changed. It was His brave and courageous resolve to face death in our place that paved the way for our own salvation!
PRAYER: Thank you, Jesus, for your focused RESOLVE TO ACCEPT that allows me to be a child of God. Please help me to wisely surrender to your will with this same resolve when the struggle of change comes my way. In your name I pray, Amen.
RESOLVE #8: I WILL ALLOW CHANGE TO DO GOD’S WORK IN ME.
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