Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
I notice more and can engage with any person, place, or thing that I name,. All the persons, places and things I do not have a name for, are either not significant, or are simply not (yet) known to me. When a group of Jewish chief priests and elders came to Christ Jesus, asking him to name his ‘authority’, Jesus recognized their lack of notice, of knowledge and of naming the power of God among them. These leaders were clearly neither connected with God nor engaged in his true nature, that is in divine Grace and Truth. And so, our Lord did not answer their questions about his authority, the authority God. Do I notice, name and engage the power of God manifest in and through each person, place and thing in my life? Do I recognize the Grace and Truth of God, that came among us through Immanuel, ‘God With Us’ ? Holy Spirit help me name the power of God at work among us.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation. (Psalm 25: 2)
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.
Emily S. Elliot, 1864
See My Heart Christ’s Home by Robert Boyd Munger in PDF here: https://www.usna.edu/Navigators/_files/documents/MHCH.pdf
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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.