Whether we feel inspired or not
I pray that you will be as encouraged in your walk with Jesus as I am by these challenging words from Oswald Chambers:
The proof that we are rightly related to God is that we do our best whether we feel inspired or not.
One of the great snares of the Christian worker is to make a fetish of his rare moments. When the spirit of God gives you a time of inspiration and insight, you say—‘Now I will always be like this for God.’ No, you will not, God will take care you are not. Those times are the gift of God entirely. You cannot give them to yourself when you choose. If you say you will only be at your best, you become an intolerable drag on God; you will never do anything unless God keeps you consciously inspired. If you make a god of your best moments, you will find that God will fade out of your life and never come back until you do the duty that lies nearest, and have learned not to make a fetish of your rare moments.
Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest: Selections for the Year (Grand Rapids, MI: Oswald Chambers Publications; Marshall Pickering, 1986).
King Jesus, forgive me for seeking your gifts and spiritual experiences rather than finding my satisfaction in you. Help me to see you and seek you alone, even in the most menial of activities. Thank you for calling me into your kingdom. Amen.