Being and Doing

Being and Doing – 26 March – Daily Consecration

Being and Doing – 26 March – Daily Consecration

Every day let us renew the consecration to God’s service;  every day let us, in His strength, pledge our selves afresh to do His will, even in the veriest trifle, and to turn aside from anything that may displease Him… He does not bid us bear the burdens of to-morrow, next week, or next year.  Every day we are to come to Him in simple obedience and faith, asking help to keep us and aid us through that day’s work; and to-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, through years of long to-morrows it will be but the same thing to do;  leaving the future always in God’s hands, sure that He can care for it better than we.  Blessed trust!  That can thus confidingly say, ‘This hour is mine with its present duty;  the next is God’s, and when it comes His Presence will come with it.’

LORD, I my vows to Thee renew;

Scatter my sins as morning dew;

Guard my first springs of thought and will,

And with Thyself my spirit fill.

Direct, control, suggest this day

All I design, or do, or say;

That all my powers, with all their might,

In Thy sole glory may unite.”

Bishop KEN


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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