A friend wrote she had purposed to do ‘one meaningful thing a day’. In the busyness of life, amid the clamor for our time, as the cares pile up like heaps in the laundry room, let us consider what Jesus said wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? (Luke 2:49).Yes, we all have jobs and responsibilities; again, see what Jesus says …these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. (Luke 11:42)
As, on rising, we should hear Him saying to us, “Take this yoke upon thee, my child, today,” “Bear this burden for me and with me today,” so, before retiring to rest, and collecting your mind for our evening prayer, it were well to put these questions to our conscience, “Have I, in a single instance this day, denied myself either in a temper or appetite, and so submitted myself to the Saviour’s yoke?” And again, “Have I, in a single instance, shown sympathy or considerateness for others, borne with their faults or infirmities of character, given time or taken trouble to help them or be of use to them?” If so, I have gained ground; I have made an advance in the mind of Christ today, if it be only a single step. Let me thank God, and take courage. A single step is so much clear gain.
Edward Meyrick Gouldburn
Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
Trust God for your day, Today