Being and Doing – 31 January – Day by Day
NO man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when to-morrow’s burden is added to the burden of to-day that the weight is more than a man can bear.
Never load yourselves so. If you find yourself so loaded, at least remember this: it is your doing, not God’s. He begs you to leave the future to Him, and mind the present.
AN element of weakness in much of our resolving is that we try to grasp too much of life at one time. We think of it as a whole, instead of taking the days one by one. Life is a mosaic, and each tiny piece must be cut and set with skill.
BECAUSE perseverance is so difficult, even when supported by the grace of God, thence is the value of new beginnings.
For new beginnings are the life of perseverance.
These quotes are from ‘Being and Doing’ A selection of helpful thoughts from various authors arranged for daily reading.
Collected by Constance M Whishaw and first published in 1908 for members of the Being and Doing Guild whose object is to do all they can for the relief of suffering and misery.
Most of the writers are 19th Century Christians from Britain and Europe who were committed to living their faith through deeds as well as words – Being AND Doing.
For many years these words have kept me company and encouraged me on the journey of faith. I hope they will encourage others also.