We can all experience God in prayer and in observance of our blessings we receive daily. We must allow ourselves to experience this outpouring of love from our Triune God. Abba Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit wish to be with us throughout our day. We must let God in. Prayer can be nothing more than moments of silence and acceptance. We need not burden ourselves with worrying if our prayer is good enough. Our willingness to just pray is all God needs. We need only to be open to the Love that is offered.
God as Trinity is a Mystery. And yet, it makes so much sense that God is relationship. God wants a relationship with all. God loves all that God has created. Abba, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are loving relationship. Our efforts must be to create loving relationships with others which is sometimes very difficult. May we call upon our Triune God to guide us in this effort.
God loves us unconditionally- and has since the beginning. This kind of love is unique. Unconditional love does not require reciprocal love from the other. It is pure love. We are loved purely by God without taking into account on how we will respond. What a Grace this is! When we love this way, especially those who will return our love with hate, we love as God loves. This is hard – but is the measure of Christian love. This is why we honor the martyrs. They loved even when killed by those they still loved. Seek to love as God loves us.
Suffering is a part of life. We cannot escape it. However, how we suffer and are present to those who are suffering does matter greatly. As Christians, we must pray for strength and compassion. We must live joyfully despite suffering and look to find ways to lessen suffering and lift others up. It is easy to descend into hurt and self-pity which does not lift up life and encourage gratitude despite the pain. Live life with gratitude and joy despite the suffering all around us. It is how they know we are friends of Jesus Christ.
You can grow into the radiance of God. If you devote yourself to prayer, you will be graced by the presence of Jesus. Whether you know it or not, you grow in Jesus Christ. It is God’s will for you to be in the Presence of Jesus. The Spirit will descend on you. It will adorn you with Her Presence. Seek to grow always in your time with Jesus.
God wishes to have us experience His Fire. We are called to pray and to act out of this Fire. We need to ask ourselves if the Fire of God consumes my senses drawing me ever deeper into time of prayer. Sometimes prayer is dry. However, we must push forward to find the Fire of God that satisfies and consumes our every action.
Am I living a life truly worthy of Jesus and the sacrifice He gave for me? Is it one of devotion to service of others and humility of spirit? Do I let the Holy Spirit inhabit my every movement? This is the life I desire! May I have it daily!
God’s wisdom surpasses all human understanding. Why then do we not trust God more? Would God not want us to be with Him? We must let go of our human pride and embrace the humility of God’s way. Serving others and praising God is our calling. We must find ways to embrace the Wisdom of God.
Are you open to experiencing God in all people and things? Nature holds such awe-inspiring beauty. Do we notice it? It is of God. People are all around us. Do we notice God within them? We must. With God the creator of all, why do we miss God? Jesus came to tell us and show us this ever-present God. Taking the time to recognize, praise and petition the Grace of God is our role in this mystical life we are given.
The love of Jesus Christ has such power to transform our lives and the lives of the world. The love of the Incarnation and the Resurrection give life to all. When we love with the depth of these two loves of Jesus, we change lives – first our own and than the other we interact with. Give others the amazing Presence of Jesus through your loving ways.