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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Daily Duties, Divine Order

Not too long ago, I read the following quote on http://www.generationcedar.com/ and it made such an impression that I printed it up and hung it in our "thinking room" (the bathroom) where we all get to meditate on it periodically.  I post it here for your meditation also.

"It is wholly impossible to live according to Divine order, and to make a proper application of heavenly principles, as long as the necessary duties which each day brings seem only like a burden grievous to be borne.  Not till we are ready to throw our very life's love into the troublesome little things can we be really faithful in that which is least and faithful also in much.  Every day that dawns brings something to do, which can never be done as well again.  We should, therefore, try to do it ungrudgingly and cheerfully.  It is the Lord's own work, which He has given us as surely as He gives us daily bread.  We should thank Him for it with all our hearts, as much as for any other gift.  It was designed to be our life, our happiness.  Instead of shirking it or hurrying over it, we should put our whole heart and soul into it."  by James Reed

I'm going to guess that there are some aspects of everyone's daily duties which are not enjoyed as much as others, or even downright despised.  That's where we each need to "throw our very life's love into the troublesome little things" so we can number our days aright and present to God a heart of wisdom.

Lord, help me in this because I

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