I receive much wise counsel through the Holy Bible. Scripture is full of wisdom for all, whether they are a believer or not. Here is the wisdom I receive today as I prepare for April's focus on developing a willingness that makes me able to succeed:
Isaiah advises us, "For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, 'In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.' But you were not willing" ~ Isaiah 30:15.
We miss out on good things in life when we are unwilling to cooperate in doing what is needful for achieving the good we desire. God through Isaiah tells us that our consenting to cooperate with laws, rules, guidelines, etc., leads to our eating "the best of the land" (Isaiah 1:18-20). Willingness to do what we must for what we want is a necessary mindset for overcoming temptation and the failure to achieve. Develop a willingness to do what it takes within the boundaries of what is good, right, and true, and you will go far in life.
"If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself" ~ John 7:17. 145 days ago
Hi Betsy! Sounds like we both have had a couple of up and down years. Sorry to hear about your dad, such a hard loss. I lost mine 17 years ago. Sure do miss him! Rotator cuff surgery is a tough one. 6 weeks in an immobilized (sling) then 6 months of physical therapy and a full year recovery. I've done well! Almost a year now and have most of mobility back. Like you said, dusting myself off! Have a happy Easter! 151 days ago