What was the best advice you were ever given?
This is the question of the month posted on a blog called La Vida Dulce. I have to admit, the answer didn't immediately come to me. I have received a lot of advice in my life and to find the best advice takes some sorting.
Only breast feed your babies.
Supplement with formula.
Never go to sleep angry.
Sleep! You will think clearly in the morning.
Etc. and etc.
The best advice I have ever received comes from Scripture and through the diligence of my mother's teaching:
"Your Word have I treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You." Psalm 119:11
The Scriptures I have memorized, especially as a child, come back to me at key moments. When I am listening, His Word protects me from making painful mistakes and guides me in the right paths.