Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
As the Master Designer of human beings, God’s instructions for our lives are not only to be trusted, but are essential directions to be followed for our well-being. The 40 year exodus of the Israelites from Egypt to the Promised land, a journey of approximately 300 miles as the crow flies, was arguably a journey into godly faithfulness more than a physical journey from point A to point B. Similarly my life’s journey, with all of its twists, turns and challenges is more about coming to grips with God’s mercy by following his instructions, than it is about attaining lofty goals. Will I be faithful in following the instructions of God’s Holy Spirit at work in my life? Christ Jesus, help me align my will with your will that I might follow your instructions.
The Lord is good to those who hope in him, to the soul that seeks him. (Lamentations 3:25)
It is not sinners, but the wicked who should despair; it is not the magnitude of one’s crime, but contempt of God that dashes one’s hopes.
St. Peter Damian
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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.