The Lord recently reminded me of an inspiring quote from Dr Martin Luther King Jr. We should strive for excellence in everything we do, no matter how elevated or humble our station in life may be. Each one of us is important in God’s kingdom:
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
Other inspiring scriptures helping me to be grateful for what I have in life, and to value simplicity:
and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally, a reminder to stay steeped in the Word of God and prayer as a pathway to peace:
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Thank you to the following excellent Christian counselling website for providing me with the scriptures above, allowing me to share with online readers of this blog: