Approach life like a voyage on a schooner.
Enjoy the view.
Explore the vessel.
Make friends with the captain.
Fish a little.
And then get off when you get home.
-- Love God more than you fear hell.
-- Once a week, let a child take you on a walk.
-- Make major decisions in a cemetery.
-- When no one is watching, live as if someone is.
-- Succeed at home first.
-- Don't spend tomorrow's money today.
-- Pray twice as much as you fret.
-- Listen twice as much as you speak.
-- Only harbor a grudge when God does.
-- Never outgrow your love of sunsets.
-- Treat people like angels; you will meet some and help make some.
-- 'Tis wiser to err on the side of generosity than on the side of scrutiny.
-- God has forgiven you; you'd be wise to do the same.
-- When you can't trace God's hand, trust his heart.
-- Toot your own horn and the notes will be flat.
-- Don't feel guilty for God's goodness.
-- The book of life is lived in chapters, so know your page number.
-- Never let the important be the victim of the trivial.
(excerpt from 'The Eye of the Storm' by Max Lucado)
We may not always sail through smooth waters...but we have many God-given truths that help us navigate around the ragged rocks of reality. I like Max Lucado's list...signals he follows to help steer his vessel through the rivers of life. And I like the advice given in Jeremiah 33:3...
Call unto me and I will answer thee...and show thee great and mighty things...which thou knowest not.