Butler County Times Gazette
  • Michael Harmon: Cloud breakers

  • Learn from your past mistakes and correct them
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  • It’s been said that we are the pilot of our ship. On a sailing ship, it is not the wind but the setting of the sails that determines our direction along the sea of life. When clouds gather and the wind shifts, our direction could become sinful.
    How do you weather the storm and turn clouds into sunshine and gentle winds? Make the most of each day; the Psalmist did, "This is the day which the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm (18:24).
    Begin each day anew in thought, in motive, and in action is like beginning each new day with sunshine and gentle winds. Do not cloud your new day with what you cannot change! Learn from your past mistakes and correct them with positive responsive thoughts and actions. The Psalmist states: "...Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning." (Psalm 30:5).
    With each new day comes new joy. Seek peace and follow its path. "Depart from evil and do good. Seek peace and pursue it." (Psalm 34:14).
    When we are at peace with our self, one another and God, our clouds go away and sunshine breaks forth in our lives. As surely as the clouds gather, clouds shall pass and with it a new day.
     
    Michael Harmon is the minister of the Augusta Church of Christ. michael@augcoc.kscoxmail.com
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