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Living for the Lord

Just a few quotes deserving our attention today:

“The world might stop in ten minutes; meanwhile, we are to go on doing our duty. The great thing is to be found at one’s post as a child of God, living each day as though it were our last, but planning as though our world might last a hundred years.”  C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock

“I do this thing for God, not for success in the work, or for happiness in my soul or for anything else.  I am here for God.  Life is grandly simple when the spirit of calculating results and consequences, even spiritual results and consequences, has been left among the things that are behind, when obedience is the one thing that matters, when God Himself, and no mere ‘experience,’ is our exceeding great reward.”  Lilias Trotter, A Ripened Life

“Why, then are we here?  …that we may ‘live unto the Lord,’ and may bring others to know His love.  We remain on earth as sowers to scatter good seed; as ploughmen to break up the fallow ground; as heralds publishing salvation.  We are here as the ‘salt of the earth’ to be a blessing to the world.  We are here to glorify Christ in our daily lives.  We are here as workers for Him, and as ‘workers together with him’.  C.H. Spurgeon, Morning by Morning

“It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it.  The motive is everything.  Let a man sanctify the Lord God in his heart and he can thereafter do no common act….’I want to live so fully in the Spirit that all my thoughts may be as sweet incense ascending to Thee and every act of my life may be an act of worship.'”  A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

“Whether then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”  I Corinthians 10:31

“Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”  Colossians 3:17


“For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; For if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord, therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.”  Romans 14:7, 8