Whatsoever Thy Hand Findeth To Do . . .

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My meat is to do the will of Him
that sent me and to finish His work.
John 4:34.

Don’t object that your duties are so insignificant;
they are to be reckoned of infinite significance,
and alone important to you.
Were it but the more perfect regulation of your apartments,
the sorting-away of your clothes and trinkets,
the arranging of your papers, —
“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, _do it_ with all thy might,”
and all thy worth and constancy.
Much more, if your duties are of evidently higher, wider scope;
if you have brothers, sisters, a father, a mother,
weigh earnestly what claim does lie upon you, on behalf of each,
and consider it as the one thing needful,
to pay _them_ more and more honestly and nobly what you owe.
What matter how miserable one is, if one can do that?
That is the sure and steady disconnection and
extinction of whatsoever miseries one has in this world.
T. CARLYLE.

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed,
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Colossians 3:17

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Today’s thoughts – Do All Things

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Good Morning

Happy New Year!
Many make resolutions on the first day of a new year.
Not many find their resolve lasted all year long.

Paul gave us a good advice
on how to make this new year a good year.

Colossians 3:17
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

To “do all things in the name of Jesus” is the lesson of life;
do not be angry with yourselves,
nor despair of every learning it,
because thou art slow to learn the first few syllables.
When thou hast learned to do all things to Jesus,
it will shed pleasure over all the dull things,
softness over all the hard things,
peace over all trial and woe and suspense.
Then will life be glad, when thou livest to Jesus;
and how sweet death, to die in Jesus;
with Him, and to Him, and in Him,
to live for evermore.
~~E. B. Pusey

What hope, by having Christ in mind before the action;
His grace anoints the action to make it ‘abundantly above’
what we could ask or imagine.

Be mindful of Christ . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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