Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Whenever my thoughts, words, and actions are resentful, preferential or judgemental they come from my own self-centredness, not from the mercy of God. But when I am depending on God’s mercy for my inspiration I generate an attitude of service rather than resentment, of recognizing the dignity of others, rather than elitism, and of forgiveness rather than judgement. As God is merciful to me, a sinner, ‘just’ another one of his children, so I am designed to be merciful to others who are sinners and ‘just’ other ones of his children. What is motivating me –my own pride or God’s mercy? Christ Jesus, help me be merciful, just as my Father is merciful.
Search me, O God, and know my thoughts. (Psalm 139:23)
Fill up the spare moments of your life with praise and thanksgiving. This joyous discipline will help you live in the intimacy of My Presence. Sarah Young, Jesus Calling (Jan 7)
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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.