Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Best Advice

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.
Lighten up.
Get serious.
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.

3 comments:

Lara said...

Amen Sister!

Kellie said...

Yes! That is an excellent bit of advice. And you are so right about the contradictions in advice. I guess it all depends on who is giving it!

Kellie

Anonymous said...

The "best advice ever" was given to my prospective bride a couple of weeks before we were married: "if you are going to fight, fight naked."

At least it sounds like great advice...