Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 29: 17-24
“The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord,” predicted Isaiah. Standing on my rights, protecting my own ‘integrity’, and clambering over others to the top are sibling sins to pride, arguably the most most mortal sin of all. When I practice pride, I am relying on my own craftiness and power to right the wrongs of the world and to ‘get what I need (want)’. But when I align myself with God, and let him prune my heart here and shape my attitude, my heart is humbled, I become a willing servant to his ways, and I find a new liveliness that is rooted and grounded in the Holy Spirit of Life itself. Then I am able to open my mouth not with complaints and curses, but with words of praise for my king and my God. How is my heart today? Is it pure and ‘humbled’ enough to sing songs of praise to the Creator? Father God, out of a humbled heart I praise you.
Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. (Psalm 105:3,4)
And I will praise you Lord, And I will sing of love come down,
And as you show your face, We’ll see your glory here.
Martin Smith, Lord You Have My Heart
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Soli ad 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.