Being – Doing, J. R. Miller

There is a silent personal influence, like a shadow, that goes out from everyone, and this influence is always leaving results and impressions wherever it touches. You cannot live a day and not touch some other life. Wherever you go your shadow falls on others, and they are either better or worse for your presence. Our influence depends upon what we are more than upon what we do. It is by living a beautiful life that we bless the world. I do not under-estimate holy activities. Good deeds must characterize every true life. Our hands must do mighty works. But if the life itself is noble, beautiful, holy, Christ-like, one that is itself a benediction, an inspiration, the worth of the influence is many times multiplied.

In Green Pastures

My prayer for today:  Heavenly Father, Please let the shadow that I cast upon my husband and children be one of thankfulness, joy, contentment —  and a reflection of You.  Amen.