Harry S. Truman
On Monday after Franklin Roosevelt’s death Truman gave his first address to Congress.
“At this moment I have in my heart a prayer,’ Truman said. “As I have assumed my duties, I humbly pray Almighty God, in the words of King Solomon: ‘Give therefore The servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this Thy so great a people?’ I ask only to be a good and faithful servant of my Lord and my people.”
– Truman, David McCullough, Page 360
Originally quoted in An American Gospel, Jon Meacham, Page 173
Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, but they’re not. They’re habits. And though each habit means relatively little on its own, over time, the meals we order, what we say to our kids each night, whether we save or spend, how often we exercise, and the way we organize our thoughts and work routines have enormous impacts on our health, productivity, financial security, and happiness.
– The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg, Kindle Edition, locations 121-124
Hearing God’s Voice
How often do we fail to hear God’s voice because it contradicts our own reasoning? Part of letting go of our own agenda and being open to what God has for us involves letting go of our human reasoning in the face of God’s command to go.
–Moses – Steps to a Life of Faith, Bob Saffrin, Kindle Edition, page 79