Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
It is so simple; and yet it is so complex that it can take a life-time –or eight generations of desert ‘discipline’ (that is, ‘learning to follow’) as it did for the Israelites –to truly integrate belief in God into our human lives. As they were heading into the Promised Land, Moses counselled the Israelites, “Acknowledge today, and take to heart that the Lord is God in heaven above and earth beneath. There is no other! Keep his statues and the commandments I am commanding your today for your own well-being.” Do I take God for granted and slip along through life consumed only in my own flesh, my own world, and my own appetites? Or do I continually, no matter what pain or distress I am in, take to heart Creator-God’s principles and guidelines for living well the life I have been given? Holy Spirit, help me take to heart that the Lord is God or heaven and earth.
I will call to mind the deeds of the Lord; I will remember your wonders of old. I will meditate on all your work, and muse on your mighty deeds. (Psalm 77:11,12)
If you seek the presence of God, you will see the glory of God.
Lailah Gifty Akita
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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.