We must consider letting God be our one, true source of life. Each day would be a springtime. Each day would burst with the love and joy of Jesus Christ. For God is certainly our source of life, but we too often neglect to see how He is working in our lives. Let God show through our lives of service and love to others.
We must be people of Grace. Let God invade all of your life. Let Jesus permeate all of your being. Jesus lived, loved, died and rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven. The Holy Spirit descends on us to bring us into the fullness of God’s love. Let this reality become your reality.
Do you make love your priority in prayer and life? Will we go to whatever lengths necessary to pursue Jesus and His Love? Our lives are gifts to give to one another. We are to make love our priority. It will not always be easy, but it will be rewarding. Only love can satisfy the deep hunger in our hearts. The love of Christ is our true desire.
Do you feel the Real Presence of Jesus Christ? Can you stop and gaze upon His Love with your heart? He wants you close! He is closer than your own breath! Breath Him into your life this day. Union with Jesus is only one small yes away. Be bold and invite Him into all of your pain and joy – whichever you are feeling right now.
Are you willing to take up your cross daily? Jesus accepted His cross and sacrifice. He lived in obscurity for most of His life. Then, for three years He taught, healed, and loved His disciples and followers. In the end, for His radical love they killed Him believing His life would end. Instead, it spurred the greatest movement in history. We Christians, His modern day followers, now take up His cross and follow Him daily.
Do you believe you can still trust despite God being mysterious? Dive deep into the mysterious ways of God in your life. Let yourself feel the wonder. Let yourself marvel at the Saving Grace of Jesus. Mystery is our way to finding our response. We can respond with awe at the friendship of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We can feel the awe of the world around us. Hugging those we love can remind us how much we have to be thankful for. God is the mystery of Love in our lives.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to us for the asking. We invite them into our lives through prayer, reflection and service to others. The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and awe of the Lord. They help us truly live Christ-centered lives. Want to want them. Seek to receive them. Desire them with your whole heart!
We need one life – not one for prayer and one for everything else. Our life needs to be held together with constant prayer. What are our prayer habits? Do we naturally turn to prayer all during our day? Jesus lived a life of prayer and service. Both were connected to each other and vital for each other. Develop your life into a life of love through prayer and serving others. This is the life of an everyday mystic in love with Jesus Christ.
Jesus is our Savior, Friend and the Son of God. He walks with us each day – always available to us. We must not take Him for granted. Start each day in prayer. Lift your heart to Him in gratitude and praise. Ask of Him what you need and share with Him all your anxieties and guilt. Jesus wants it all. Jesus is All to all of us. Remember this always!
Jesus is your confidant. Can you go before Him with all you desires, hopes, and dreams? He is always there for you. Bring all your worries, your fears, your anxieties as well. Nothing is beyond the scope of your eternal friendship with Jesus Christ. Let your soul be one with Him.