We only must believe and seek Him. Jesus is present within us. We know this. Our Triune God is always near and within us. When we believe, we now can seek and find God. This longing from within is our call to find God in our hearts and souls. Giving our minds to the Eternal One is our choice to follow the truth. In doing so, we find what is always within us. Seek God and find His loving abundance within.
Two great saints of our faith show us the way to seek forgiveness and honor Jesus. Both sinned gravely. Peter, having known Jesus and seen His public ministry up close, denied Him three times. Paul jailed and sanctioned the killing of the early Christians. And yet, once they realized their errors, repented and believed again. Beyond that, they told all who would listen of their great love of Jesus Christ. In even small ways, can we be more like Peter and Paul? Doing so puts us in great company!
Do not linger away from Jesus. Enter fully into His presence. Seek to be with Him always in all you are called to do. Why are you hesitating to give your life over to Him? He only wants what is best for you, this world, and others? Jesus came to be with us. He desires you to enter into Him daily.
Give you time and effort to Jesus. Don’t waste time on useless efforts that do not make you stronger in Jesus Christ. Each moment is available to give yourself to God. Serve others and love them most dearly. This will make your time valuable. Give your time always to your call of faith.
Mary, Joseph and Jesus could not find room at the inn. Instead, they went to a humble stable with the animals. In a manger of hay lay the King of All Kings! May I make room in my humble soul for Jesus to reside! May I welcome Him in! This is a request we all need to grant. Our hearts and souls are the true places of residence Jesus desires!! Let us swing open the doors this very day!!
As we picture Jesus as an infant in the manger, remember how humble and welcoming He is. He approached as human so we would approach Him as human. Come humbly to be with Him. Speak to Him as the loving friend and savior He is. One of us, Jesus is such a gift to us! Let us embrace His humanity today – and every day!
Do I always want to know the Truth? Christmas gives us the Truth, Hope, and Joy we have been waiting for. This can be a part of our lives each moment of each day. Struggles may be with us, but so is the Truth and Love Eternal. May this Christmas Day bring the greatest of blessings to you, your friends and family, and the entire world! Merry Christmas!!
What is God’s Will for me? This is the question all mystics must ask. Many actions can be good. However, what are the actions God Will for me? Abandoning our need to control our lives in the act of sacrifice to Jesus is our calling. The is so hard for each of us. We spend our lives learning and doing. We want it to be “us”. This is positive. But, the better is what is God’s Will for us. Prayer and contemplation bring us closer to God to understand the Wisdom of our Triune God. The Holy Spirit can guide us to greater things when we truly listen in Silence with our hearts and souls. Seek to know and live God’s Will for you!
An I willing to give my all to God? This is what God wants. Jesus came, lived, and died to show us that God loves us more than we can even imagine. God pursues us always wanting to be our everything in this life – and in the next! Why do we hold back? Why not go all in and be His always? What holds us back? Now, it is time to accept this truth and let God be our everything!
The evil one is working to deceive us daily. Separating us from God is the devil’s singular mission. Confusing us and convincing us we don’t need God is the devil’s focus. We must run to Jesus and seek His guidance, security and peace. When we do, we will be held close and nothing can take us away from God. In it all, our souls are kept safe by Jesus who has won our salvation for all time. Stay close and do not stray. When you do, return immediately to Jesus to be forgiven and loved!