Common Sense

Common sense is very uncommon. Horace Greeley

We hear a lot today about the death of common sense -  and why not? It seems that so many things in life lack any semblance of reason. Yet common sense can never die as long as we keep in touch with the source of common sense, namely, God.

I have found a very simple way to keep a proper perspective in a world gone mad. Before I step a foot out of bed, I express my gratitude to God for His blessings, and I entreat Him to help me serve Him as best I can.

Then, prior to breakfast, I open the Psalms and read a chapter. Without fail, I receive a word of comfort, of direction, of praise, and of perspective. Total time elapsed between the prayer and the reading is about two minutes. Not a bad price to pay for a good day and a bit of common sense from the Creator of the Universe.

If you have been feeling that the world is losing its grip on common sense and wisdom - welcome to the club! The only question is which will you let dictate the type of day you will have - God, or those who have abandoned common sense? The correct answer to that question could truly change your perspective and your life.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Proverbs 9:10 (KJV)