Daily Prayer For 07/31......( The Value Of Hard Work )......

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  1. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member

    THE VALUE OF HARD WORK

    He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand, but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
    He that gathereth in summer is a wise son, but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
    PROVERBS 10:4-5

    Two nurses were in the running for a staff position in a large metropolitan hospital. One was a hard-working young woman from the Midwest who had striven her whole life to be the best nurse she could possibly be. She studied long and hard and was at the top in her class. She continued to study and learn new techniques and practices. The other was a young man whose father was the hospital administrator. He did his job, but no more. He figured he was the favorite as far as the new position went, so he sat back and awaited the decision. He was shocked when he had learned that the young woman had been selected.

    There is nothing to be gained by resting on our laurels. Hard work and integrity are important values to possess. If we can learn to be disciplined in our daily work, then we can improve our spirituaal discipline as well. It is pleasing to God when we put forth our best efforts. When we refuse to do our best, then we are failing to utilize the talents and gifts that God has given to us all.

    Dear Heavenly Father, We want to be a faithful and devout servant, O Lord, doing all that is required of us, using our talents in the best possible way. Help us to do what is right, keep us diligent, and turn us away from the temptation to avoid our responsibilities. Amen and Amen.

    Blessings to all, Judy