Ten rules for a blessed day

Most folks I know have a calendar, photos and notes posted on their refrigerator. These reminders help them to plan, organize or just remind them of what is important.

Today I want to share with you "Ten Rules for a Blessed Day." If you would get into the habit of practicing these rules, you will find that you not only have experienced a blessed day, but you will begin to experience a blessed life.

Ten rules for a blessed day...

n Today I will not strike back: If someone is rude, if someone is impatient, if someone is unkind, I will not respond in a like manner.

n Today I will ask God to bless my "enemy": If I come across someone who treats me harshly or unfairly, I will quietly ask God to bless that individual. I understand "enemy" could be a family member, neighbor, co-worker or stranger.

n Today I will be careful about what I say: I will carefully choose and guard my words being certain that I do not spread gossip.

n Today I will go the extra mile: I will find ways to help share the burden of another person.

n Today I will forgive: I will forgive any hurts or injuries that come my way.

n Today I will do something nice for someone, but I will do it secretly: I will reach out anonymously and bless the life of another.

n Today I will treat others the way I wish to be treated: I will practice the golden rule - "Do unto others as I would have them do unto me" - with everyone I encounter.

n Today I will raise the spirit of someone who is discouraged: My smile, my words, my expression of support, can make the difference to someone who is wrestling with life.

n Today I will nurture my body: I will eat less; I will eat only healthy foods. I will thank God for my body.

n Today I will grow spiritually: I will spend a little more time in prayer today. I will begin reading something spiritual or inspirational; I will find a quiet place (at some point during the day) and listen to God's voice.

Why not cut out this article and place it on the door of your refrigerator and begin to experience God's blessings?

n Albert Vaceck is pastor of Valley Springs Baptist Church in Gardnerville.


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