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I think most of us have heard of “The Serenity Prayer” – “God grant me the serenity to accept that which I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Today I learned this is only a portion of the prayer. Perhaps you may not have known there is more to that prayer as well…..

As I read the above prayer, I realized how important it is for each of us to find contentment with wherever we are in life. The Holman Bible Dictionary defines ”˜contentment’ as, “an internal satisfaction which does not demand changes in external circumstances.” Contentment is not dependent on anything changing.

Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, gives us some great advice for each day:

“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.  Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.” (Ephesians 5: 15, 16 NLT).

I need to make the most of today & the opportunities that this 24 hour segment of time brings to me. I will only pass this day once.

         What do I need to change today?

                 What am I unable to change but able to surrender?

                       May God make me wise to know the difference.