My dear pastor’s wife sends me emails. They are without a doubt encouraging and uplifting….. and some days…. they stop me in my tracks.
Here is today’s:
“Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” (Psa. 29:2).“Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands” (Psa. 90:17).
Even me, can do some of the work which He would like done, and that unless I do it, it will remain undone. How am I to begin? As Christ did. First, He looked at the city; then He wept over it; then He died for it.Where am I to begin? I’ll begin where I am. Make that one corner, room, house, office, as like Heaven as I can. Begin? I’ll begin with the paper on the walls, make that beautiful; with the air, keep it fresh; with the very drains, make them sweet; with the furniture, see that it be honest. I’ll abolish whatever worketh abomination—in food, in drink, in luxury, in books, in art; whatsoever maketh a lie—in conversation, in social intercourse, in correspondence, in domestic life. This done, I have arranged for a heaven, but I have not got it. Heaven lies within, in kindness, in humbleness, in unselfishness, in faith, in love, in service. To get these in, get Christ in. I’ll teach it not as a doctrine, but as a discovery, as my own discovery. Live my own discovery.—Henry Drummond.
The question is not “What can I do?” but “What can I and God together do?”—Abbott.
Looking at the piles that are all around me…. I have work to do. The noise of my clutter is not queiting to my soul.