Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Corinthians 6, 1-11 & Luke 6:12-19
Resolving conflicts and making choices both have the potential to keep me awake at night. If I am depending on my own logic and thought processes, I can waste a lot of time and energy working through thoughts of personal vengeance or debating the pros and cons of various choices in my life, ad nauseum. When I am caught up in such brainwaves, it is hard to trust God, and to perceive his will. But when I pray and ask God for help in times of conflict or decision-making, a wealth of wisdom and grace opens before me. When I enter into God’s perspective and God’s will through prayer in any circumstance, the burden is much lighter, and I can rest in peace – whether awake through hours of night time prayer like Jesus, or asleep in the tranquility of reconciliation with others who may have wronged me. Do I truly want conflicts resolved and choices to be made under the direction of God’s grace? Holy Spirit of Jesus, teach me the way through conflict and choices.
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with victory. (Psalm 149:)
Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.”
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.