Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Samuel 3: 1-20
Adoration: Speak, Lord, you servant is listening...I am listening ...
Intercession: Lord, help N. _____ recognize your voice and listen ...
The critical difference between ordinary people and ‘saints’ is that saints take time to listen to God, and by listening to God become aligned with his holiness and love. How to distinguish the ‘voice’ of God? Samuel at first confused God’s voice with his teacher’s, Eli’s, voice. So I too can often be misdirected by all the other people I listen to in my life. But when I return to a place of quiet and like Samuel prepare my heart to listen to the Holy Spirit, I will notice the Lord’s presence and will hear his word, a word that is always compassionate, pure, true - and often as quiet as it is peace-full. Lord, help me to recognize your voice and listen to you.
Sacrifice and offering you do not desire, but you have given me an open ear. Then I said, “Here I am”. (Psalm 40:6,7)
There is no space where God is not; space does not exist apart from him.
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.