Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Abraham, Isaiah, David, Mother Mary, John the Baptist – all were found by God to be people ‘living after God’s own heart’. Like these prophets and saints before me, being a woman after God’s own heart implies that all that I do, say and think are lively expressions of who I am designed by God to be. Made in the image of God, who is Light, Truth and Love, I am designed within the scope of creation to be (both silently and vocally) Light-bearing, Truth-wise, and Love-doing. Today will I be acting as my ‘own person’ or as a woman [man] after God’s on heart, living into the Creator’s idea of me? Lord God, help me be a woman after your own heart.
I am honoured in the sight of the Lord, and my God has become my strength. (Isaiah 49:5b)
Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason.
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.