Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
2 Samuel 7:1-17 & Psalm 86
King David assumed that God wanted a cedar house like his, and that he, David, was the one who should build it for him. The Lord’s way was different than David’s because the truth of God’s ‘need’ for a house was different than even a King’s assumptions. Fortunately David had the humility to recognize the Lord’s way so that he could walk in His truth – and not race ahead (this time) with his own plans and projects. Unlike King David in this instance, I so often race ahead with my own plans and projects –and then wonder why they fall apart and deplete my resources. What is the truth and the way of God for me today? Show me, Lord, your way so that I may walk in your truth.
[Jesus prayed] Holy Father, keep in your name those you have given me, that they may be one as we are one. (John 17:21)
Have patience to walk with short steps until you have wings to fly.
St. Francis de Sales
Soli gloriam dei .
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.