I earn a living by helping others make positive changes to their brand, themselves, and their relationships. But my personal belief is that the single most important change anyone can make is the one described by the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Romans (12:2):
Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing [Gr: "renovation"] of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God – what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.By adding your email address to the form below, you'll be subscribed to my daily devotion. These very short daily observations will literally come from my own daily reading of Scripture and are simply intended to inspire, encourage, and even challenge you to change your life by changing the way you think! Here's a sample to help you decide whether or not to subscribe:
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When I was in my early twenties, someone introduced me to the idea of the sandwich approach to communication. It’s simple, yet ingenious: when you have something tough to say, something hard to chew (the “meat”), you “sandwich” it between two soft, sweet, easy-to-chew statements (the “bread”). Since being given that pearl of wisdom, I’ve used the sandwich approach in almost every form of communication imaginable. It really works. But it doesn’t just work as a communication technique … it works as a life strategy!
In Psalm 63, David starts with these words:
“O God, thou [art] my God; early will I seek thee” (v. 1, KJV). The Hebrew word is “shacar” and literally means “to dawn; to be early at any task.”
Then in verses 6, he continues, “When I think of You as I lie on my bed, I meditate on You during the night watches” (HCSB).
Start your day seeking God, and end it meditating on Him. Those are your sweet spots. Then the stuff in the middle, no matter how tough it may sometimes be, will be a whole lot more manageable.
Have a blessed day!