Raised up

When we strive to think before we act, we give place to our faith and, in turn, open the door to divine opportunity. My friend, life’s a story, stayed tuned for more on This Passing Day.

“Whatever you do, keep your head about you.” As often as I was warned of this, I’ve seldom stopped to really appreciate what that advice really meant. “Keep my head?” I thought. “That’s easy enough. It’s still attached. It’s my life that seems to be drifting away somewhere!”

Keeping one’s head is pretty basic and sometimes the advice seems a bit trite. But, when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately, you and I are most often tempted to think with our hearts and our hands first more often than with our heads. When the going gets tough, we seem predisposed to examine first our emotions and, which often proves to be our downfall, connect these quickly with our hands and feet. Actions based purely on emotions seldom result in the ideal solution for anything. “Keeping” our head in the equation is probably pretty good advice. Because when we stop to think about what we need to do, our faith has a chance to work within our heart and hands. Now there’s a team at work.