It may be difficult to enter in to God’s rest. Our world is filled with many distractions. Digital distraction can be constant and undermine our periods of meditation and prayer. Push away these temptations to remain committed to your routine times of prayer and reflection. Stay true to the Scriptures and weekly Mass. Your soul needs rest just like your body. Rest in Jesus.
What keeps you from Jesus? What holds you back from embracing the Will of God? Looking at our lives and looking within our hearts can reveal what restrains us from giving our lives to faith, hope and love. Spend time with Jesus. He knows you better than you know yourself. Jesus is our Savior ready to free us from what holds us back from living a life of joy and service.
Life can be devoid of joy if we let it. We must pursue joy by being close to and listening to Jesus in our lives. Giving others joy is the best way for us to feel joy. Seek joy through acts of love and hope.
In our spiritual life, our ways must be consistent throughout all our actions. Whether we are in public or private, we should be the same person. Devotion to Jesus is not play-acting for others. It’s important to give our whole hearts, minds and souls to Jesus. Doing so will bring immeasurable joy, peace, and hope.
Live a life of integrity. Be true to your love of God and neighbor. This is what Jesus did when He loved the poor, sick and lame. Hypocrisy can creep into our life when we are not our genuine selves. Go deep into your heart and stay close to Jesus. Take on the yoke of Jesus where you will find peace, joy and hope.
Merry Christmas to all!! Jesus came to dwell among us. He still lives within us. We remember this and live our lives joyfully celebrating this marvelous Grace. Jesus brings joy and peace on earth beginning in our hearts and the heart of all who believe.
Offer your soul to Jesus. Fast from those things in your life that push Him away and make you less likely to be with Jesus. Our souls and bodies were meant to live in joy, peace, and hope. Live a life pleasing to Jesus. Remain close to Him in prayer.
We are to cling to Jesus and not those things that can pull us away from the Kingdom. If we are too attached to our work, distractions, sex, leisure or a multitude of other items we can lose sight of our Lord Jesus. It is easy to do so. Return to Jesus in prayer and reflection order to nourish your soul.
We must rely on our senses in our daily life. Our Spiritual Life is more than the use of our senses. We do need to see, hear, feel, smell and taste. But, the eternal ways of Jesus go beyond our senses. Rest in the peace and love of Jesus daily.
God is present in everything. We can experience God in nature, other people and through our ordinary senses. Prayer, Scripture reading, and reflection all offer ways to experience God. Drink deep daily of God’s Graces!