Recently I’ve been learning that life comes down to this: God is in everything. Regardless of what difficulties I am experiencing at the moment, or what things aren’t as I would like them to be, I look at the circumstances and say, “Lord, what are you trying to teach me?”
The call to unceasing prayer is not an invitation to divided consciousness; it does not imply that we pay any less attention to daily realities or retreat from life’s responsibilities. It means being consciously constantly conscious of the presence of God amidst the changing complexion of everyday life.
Life is not built for negative achievement, it is made for positive contribution, for outgoing love. He who loves not, lives not; and he who loves most, lives most.
E. Stanley Jones
“A cup of cold water” -a little thing! But life is made up of little things, and he who would rise to higher usefulness is wise if he cherishes the loving yet seeming trifles of living.
Floyd W. Tomkins
Little self-denials, little honesties, little passing words of sympathy, little nameless acts of kindness, little silent victories over favorite temptations; these are the silent threads of gold which, when woven together, gleam out so brightly in the pattern of life that God approves.
Frederick W. Farrar