My Lord, I want to devote everything I do today to your service to the advance of your kingdom. I don’t want merely to go through the motions, to get to the end of the day having checked off everything on my “to do” list but having done it in my sleep with no thought of you, no turning to you for guidance and direction and empowerment. I want to do all that I do today in the power of your Spirit and in response to you will.
“It is not only prayer that gives God glory but work. Smiting on an anvil, sawing a beam, whitewashing a wall, driving horses, sweeping, scouring, everything gives God glory if being in his grace you do it as your duty. To go to communion worthily gives God great glory, but a man with a dungfork in his hand, a woman with a sloppail, give him glory too. He is so great that all things give him glory if you mean they should.” Gerard Manley Hopkins, 19th cent. British poet [from “The Principle or Foundation” in Ordinary Graces in the “Daily Asterisk” 1/5/2012 *cino–http://www.cultureisnotoptional.com/]
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