Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
There can be so many trials, be they subtle or blatent, that we face. Trials do not occur only when I am brought before council, judges or governors. I can become like a ‘sheep in the midst of wolves’ in my work place, or even in my own family. Jesus reminds me that the most important thing to remember in all kinds and times of trial is to fear not, nor worry about fabricating brilliant arguments in my own defence. Rather, when I am undergoing trials, I need to listen to the Holy Spirit of God stirring in my heart and speak only those words. In my trials, will I quiet my own words of protest sufficiently to allow the Holy Spirit of God to speak through me? Will I depend on the Holy Spirit so I can endure, in my dignity as a beloved child of God, to the end? Holy Spirit of God, help me to hear your words in my heart and speak (only) them.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit. O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. (Psalm 51:12,15)
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour... Mother Mary in Luke 1:46-47
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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.