Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
It is all too easy to become entangled in the minutiae of daily living. How many cobs of corn to buy, utility bills and keeping tabs on emails and messages, are but a few of the things that can eat up my time and swallow my mind-full-ness. St. Paul encouraged the early Christians to actively seek the things that are above – over and above all other details of existence. When I continually look for the vestiges of the faithfulness and mercy of God and his over-arching Truth, as expressed in the life, ministry and death of Christ Jesus, then the minutiae of earthly existence take their proper place in my life. They become not ends in themselves, but rather small tasks to be used to return thanks to God, and to extend compassion to others, whether it be a cashier at the store, a weary worker on a phone line, or a friend in a face book post. Any circumstances of life can manifest the eternal grace of God, when I consider God’s perspective. Am I simply running the race or tracing the grace? Holy Spirit of God, help me seek the things that are above.
Teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart. (Psalm 90:12)
Every experience God gives us, every person he puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only he can see.
Corrie Ten Boom
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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.