Being and Doing

Being and Doing – 25 March – Power to Serve

Being and Doing – 25 March – Power to Serve

IF we measure our work for God by our own ability to do it, we must not be surprised if God takes us at our word, and the results are small;  but if we are trustful enough to believe that it is God, and not we, by whom the work is done, we shall surely find the blessing to be according to His power, and out of all proportion to our strength.


EVERY man can help on the world’s work more than he knows of.  I What we want is the single eye, that we may see what our work is, the humility to accept it, however lowly, the faith to do it for God, the perseverance to go on till death. 


Each man should live and work as if no one but himself could do the special work which lies to his hand, and in the full realisation that he has only a short time in which to do it.


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.

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