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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jan 24, 2013 From my daily devotional by Intouch....

A Moment of Weakness

Read | 2 Samuel 11:1-5

"We all face key moments of decision, when our actions can lead to lasting consequences. The issue is, will you be ready when such a time comes?

David wasn’t prepared for the moment of decision that suddenly faced him. At a time when he was restless, lonely, and preoccupied with worries, temptation and sin caught him unprepared. We can guard ourselves against these moments of weakness by remembering one simple word: H-A-L-T.

First, never allow yourself to get too hungry. When the body is weak from lack of food, poor decisions are likely to follow. Respect your body and provide the sustenance it needs.

Second, don’t permit yourself to get too angry. Anger can cloud judgment and lead to regrettable decisions.

A third caution is not to let yourself become too lonely. When you feel isolated, you may find yourself willing to do almost anything to feel accepted or loved.

Fourth, don’t allow yourself to get too tired. Sleep is essential for wise decisions. When you deprive your mind and body of its necessary “down time,” poor choices become probable.

Being wise in these four areas can prevent thoughts of “If only I hadn’t . . .” later on.

Commit now never to make important decisions when you are too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired. Instead, be honest at those times and admit you’re unprepared to make sound judgments. Then delay the decision until you can approach it with prayer, patience, and godly wisdom."

I look back on my life and see how this wisdom could have helped me.....oh how I wish I found in touch magazine and walked with Jesus long ago.....but alas my failures and sins changed me into the person I am today.....

Thank you Jesus for getting me through my past sorrows, sins and bad decisions. Thank you for teaching me how to approach decisions the right way....Please help me to retain all that You are teaching me and help me to live the example for others to see....Amen
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    Thank you for this post Lisa. I saved it in my Inspirational files. It is very good to remember to take care of ourselves in order to make the correct decisions. We would make far less "mistakes" if we followed that credence. I always appreciate your well thought out blogs. You are a true inspiration to me! I am very glad that you are my friend!

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    1726 days ago
    “You may never know that JESUS is all you need, until JESUS is all you have.”
    ― Corrie ten Boom
    1728 days ago
    I'm having to do that today a LOT. Shake ups at work and frustrated with the management from the mother ship. Oh well.
    1728 days ago
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    Good advice there. emoticon
    1729 days ago
    Nice blog, thank you
    1729 days ago
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