Each day provides a chance to experience our Triune God. But to do so, we must be mindful and available. This is our choice. We usually refer to this as prayer. And, it does not need to be complicated. A simple pause, a well-known verse, an Our Father, and a Centering Prayer period all are forms of prayer that allow us to experience our Triune God.
It’s up to us. God is always available. Will we make ourselves available? Will you make yourself available?
What are vested in? Is it the things of this world or is it about your relationship with Jesus? What occupies your thoughts and time? Is it how to serve others with the love of Jesus? Put your effort into righteous living and invest in love!!
Our nature teaches us what to do. And, our faith calls us to live this standard – and more. Do unto others as you would have them do to you is natures standard. Loving even when another does to show you love is the Christian standard given to us by Jesus Christ. Love as Jesus loves! It’s a beautiful and higher standard!
As humans, we feel a wide range of emotions. Lift them in prayer to Jesus Christ praying for Him to hold you in shame, fear, and doubt. Know that He is always with you. Let your weary soul rest always in His Mighty and Gentle Arms! Feel His joy, peace, and love!!
Do you seek forgiveness? It is yours for the asking! We will fall short. We will hurt others. Seek the loving forgiveness of Christ! And, in turn, give your forgiveness to others! We were never built to carry our guilt around. We are not to deny others our forgiveness as well. God is so gracious!! Jesus bore all of our guilt and has forgiven us even unto today!
Is my heart a place God can dwell today? How can I open my heart, mind, and soul to Grace? Let us take stock of our hearts so that today can be the beginning of creating a suitable dwelling place for Jesus Christ! Let our Triune God come within us to help us do the cleaning and preparation for a permanent dwelling! This is what is desired!!
We have the choice on whom we will imitate. Let it be Jesus Christ! Let your ways reflect the goodness of God and the sacrifice of Jesus. In all ways put on the very ways of Jesus. Let all that you do be of Him this day! Let nothing get in your way of your deep faith, hope and love in Christ!
The world is so amazing! It is a true gift from God. However, material things are of this world and not of Eternity. Do we hold material things in the proper priority? Moderation in all things of this world is critical to our growth in faith, hope, and love. Be amazed but not transfixed by this world. Give glory and honor to God. Let Jesus guide your every action. Scripture and the Church will help you discern what you are to do and give your attention to. Invest your efforts wisely.
Jesus came to show and tell us how God acts towards us. From this, we can learn to be like God in our intentions and actions. So much to learn! So much to become! Let us desire to be like God in all our ways! Doing so makes us true children of God.
God gives us incredible freedom! Do we use it to advance the Glory of God’s Kingdom? This is our chosen task as Christians and followers of Jesus. Let us not delay! Do all within your ability to pray, listen, serve, and rejoice in this Holy Task!
As you reflect on today, are you doing what is asked of you? God knows what you need and what are to do. Are you listening? We can grow so much under God’s guidance and promptings. However, the Voice of Jesus is more often heard in silence. Get away with Him daily and throughout your day!