Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Genesis 18:20 – 32 & Luke 11:1-13
Despite the obscene debauchery of this present generation, all is not lost. As human history has proven time and again, when a faithful praying remnant stands in the breach, that critical point of disconnection between God and humanity, destruction and chaos can be averted – witness God’s conversation with Abraham concerning Sodom and Gomorrah, and the myriad of ‘miraculous’ rescues of faith-full people throughout history. Our righteous behaviour – my righteous behaviour – in seeking, knocking and asking does make a difference. When I mindfully seek God’s will and act accordingly, I find piety and faithfulness and then contribute to society’s turning back to God. When I knock on the doors that separate me from God, the spiritual gifts of understanding, knowledge and wisdom open those doors and then I can become a witness in the world to Christ’s healing and redemptive mercy. When I ask the Holy Spirit for protection and counsel to deal with what seems overpowering evil in this age, then I receive safety and divine advice on what to say, think and do and can join with other servants of God in turning back the tide of evil in our world. Will I fully embrace God’s truth in love, and God’s love in truth along with other serious followers of Jesus? Holy Spirit of Jesus, help me stand in the breach with you.
On the day I called you answered me. You increased my strength of soul. . (Psalm 138:3)
Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?
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.