Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Quotes for a new year


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I came upon some quotes I had tucked into my prayer journal and thought they would be very helpful to anyone considering goals for the coming year.

"Never lose one moment of time, but improve it in the most profitable way possible." -- Jonathan Edwards

"Every morning remember that your goal is simple: you want to have just one good day of living your priorities.  Then keep focused on following God's plan for your life for just this one day.  For just one day, try putting first things first." -- Elizabeth George, A Woman After God's Own Heart

"Little things come daily, hourly within our reach, and they are not less calculated to set forward our growth in holiness than are the greater occasions, which occur but rarely." -- Jean-Nicolas Grou, quoted in Elizabeth George's book God's Wisdom for a Woman's Life

Here is another in the same vein: "Do small things as if they were great, because of the majesty of Jesus Christ." -- Hudson Taylor


A similar thought, this one from DL. Moody, is as challenging:  "Let us not be Christians as to the few great things of our lives, and atheists as to the many small things which fill up a far greater space of them.  God is in both, waiting for the glory we can bring Him in them."

"Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in scheduling time."  -- Theodore Roosevelt

"A great many persons are always sighing for opportunities to minister to Christ, imagining some fine and splendid service which they would like to render.  Meantime they let slip past their hands the very things in which Christ wants them to serve Him.  True ministry to Christ is doing first of all and well one's daily duties." -- J.R. Miller, Come Ye Apart

Maybe these quotes will inspire others as they have me this morning!


4 comments:

  1. Thank you Mrs. T.
    Some days it seems all my life is working, cleaning, commuting round and round and it's good to keep in mind that how I do these "mundane" things is important to God. It's ALL important to Him.

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  2. Amen, that is SO true! It's all service to Him and an opportunity to bring Him glory.

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  3. I especially love the one by Elisabeth George about living by priority for this day. That's all God ever asks - this day. I think I have that one marked in my copy of that book! Thank you for sharing all these quotes!

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  4. You are most welcome, Susan! I am so glad you enjoyed the quotes.

    Yes, just one day -- is that so hard, to live our priorities just for one day? Sadly, sometimes it is, for me, at least. I needed these reminders today and am glad I came upon that scrap of paper tucked in my prayer journal this morning!

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