Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Even Christ Jesus, the Son of God who was the Son of Man, prayed through his decisions – he spent the night in prayer before naming his Apostle- Disciples. Depending on common sense or my own sense of right based on my lived experience is adequate for day to day choices, but when I am deciding who to align myself with, how to resolve conflict, where to be, when to make a move or what I will be doing, I, too, need to pray. When I pray my heart, mind, and soul become aligned with God’s will, and then I am able to use his wisdom and understanding, his love and truth, to inform my decisions, and to give me fortitude (congruency), courage, and strength to go forward and live into the vision I received in prayer. Am I taking time to pray before making critical decisions in my life? Holy Spirit of God, help me pray my decisions.
O send forth your light and your truth; let these be my guide. (Psalm 43: 3)
Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will.
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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.