Questioning the Quality of Work



It’s not really the hours,

but the quality of the work
that needs to be done.



Jane Ammeson, in NWA World Traveler magazine, quoted violinist Midori as saying: I have to practice for my job and I practice every day... It’s not really the hours, but the quality of the work that needs to be done. I see with students, that they play and they call it practice, but they are not listening and not watching. If you have your textbook open, it doesn’t mean that you are studying.”

That same principle applies to our walk of faith. Paul wrote to Timothy, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15). Diligence implies constant, earnest effort, and is the opposite of a careless, inattentive approach. It embraces every aspect of our relationship with God.

God speaks to those who take time to listen,
and He listens to those who take time to pray.


via Our Daily Bread - Daily Diligence