Inspiration for Your Day

TODAY'S THEME: CLAY IN THE POTTER'S HANDS

 
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For since the beginning of the world
Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear,
Nor has the eye seen any God besides You,
who acts for the one who waits for Him.

You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness,
Who remembers You in Your ways.
You are indeed angry, for we have sinned--
In these ways we continue;
And we need to be saved.

But now, O Lord,
You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand.

Isaiah 64: 4-5, 8
The Holy Bible
New King James Version

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When you forget your own scheming,
happiness will come to you from your spiritual guide.
When you forget yourself,
you are remembered by God.
When you have become His slave,
only then are you set free.

Rumi
(1207-1273)
Persian Muslim poet and theologian



Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days -
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my will and make it Thine -
It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart - it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

Take my love - my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself - and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)
English Anglican poet and hymn writer
Excerpted from "The One Year Great Songs of Faith,"
William J. Petersen and Randy Petersen
Tyndale House Publishers,1995

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Take, Lord,
All my liberty.
Receive my memory, my understanding,
my whole will,
All that I have and possess.
You have given it all to me;
I return it all to you.
Do with me as you will;
give me only your love and your grace.
With these I am rich enough
And I desire nothing more.

St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)
Principal found of the Society of Jesus




O God! I awaken, go to sleep, live
and die by you and to You is the final
gathering. I have awakened and the
morning has come with the Dominion
belonging to the God. All praise is due
to God, there is no partner with Him,
there is none worthy of worship besides
Him, and to Him is the final gathering.

Prophet Muhammad (c. 570-632)
Founder of Islam





Grandfather, Great Spirit, you have been always,
And before you nothing has been.
There is no one to pray to but you.
The star nations all over the heavens are yours,
And yours are the grasses of the earth.
Grandfather, Great Spirit, fill us with the light
Teach us to walk the soft earth as relatives
to all that live.
Help us, for without you we are nothing.

Black Elk (1863-1950)
Oglala Sioux Holy Man

 
And now, the Last Word:

A raindrop dripping from a cloud
was ashamed when it saw the sea.
"Who am I where there is a sea?" it said.
When it saw itself with the eye of humility,
a shell nurtured it in its embrace.

Musharrif al-Din Ben Muslih Sa'di (1215-1292)
Persian Sufi mystic and poet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HAVE A JOYOUS
DAY!