Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
As long as I resist authority, complain about life circumstances, or try to heap up possessions, power and control, I am not accepting God’s purpose for my life. Instead, I am actively rejecting his mandate of Love. God’s purpose is to breathe His nature into humanity by means of the fruits of the Holy Spirit –love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self-control. As long as I actively ‘grow’ these fruits in my thoughts, word and actions, I am accepting our Creator’s purpose for my life. Minute by minute, day by day, do I reject God’s purpose for my life or accept his master plan of mercy for his beloved sons and daughters? Lord God, help me accept your purpose for my life.
O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. (Psalm 71:17)
Christ does not force our will. He takes only what we give him.
St. Teresa of Avila
Soli 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.