Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6)
Focusing on several guidelines can make today and this year better than previous ones. Here’s how:
GUIDELINE 1: Live today. Some live in the past; others in the future. A paraphrase of Matthew 6:24 puts it like this: “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow” (The Message). LIVE TODAY.

GUIDELINE 2: Say it today. Some folks, though they care, miss saying encouraging words. Make it a daily practice to tell people-say it, write it-words of encouragement.

GUIDELINE 3: Pray about it today. “O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry everything to God in pray,” wrote hymn writer Joseph Scriven.


GUIDELINE 4: Refuse to worry about it today
. Pray about what worries you, reminding yourself that God is far greater than your problem, and He can do what you can’t. Let God engineer your life.


GUIDELINE 5: Smell the flowers today. This helps you put life in perspective and live to a ripe old age.

GUIDELINE 6: Trust God today. Tomorrow isn’t as important as today. Can you say, “God, just for today. I’m going to trust You with all my heart! I refuse to live tomorrow until it comes”? Therefore, Jesus said, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” (Matthew 6:34)

GUIDELINE 7: Have a blessed day today. And I am confident you will when you follow these simple but effective guidelines because God blesses the one who puts Him first and walks in the light of His Word.

HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR!
Pastor Gideon