"Be Still and know that I am God" 

- Psalm 46:10

 

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

– For the greater glory of God

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Thursday
Oct182018

Daily Meditation – Active Indifference

Consider your current life and the many gifts and choices for such items as career, relationships, education, finances, etc. How does one decide upon a specific direction or certain concentration among the various choices? One could follow fads, ones own desires, or a personal goal. A fourth way is more difficult and begins with the premise that I will not do anything to break my relationship with God. Subsequently, I then wait to find what God hopes in me. This mind-set has it’s foundation in the belief that I can know what God desires in me and that I can find out.

To achieve such insight one holds in balance the tremendous gifts and choices of ones life world without making one thing the sole focus that will incline the decision one way or another. Rather, one does not try to tell God what will make them happy but rather will wait to find out what God hopes in them and live confidently that God will reveal such desire and that it will make them happy.

Sure, we would all like a nice bright billboard to display clear guidance. However, the process takes prayer, consideration, counsel with trusted friends and all the while always desiring to find what God wants first. It is through God’s many gifts that make a person a great force for good. What a power one who is indifferent and does not cling to wealth or poverty, sickness or health, a certain location or other matter! Rather, only desiring what draws one closer to God and hence truly finding God in all things.

- Adapted from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

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Wednesday
Oct172018

Daily Meditation - Ask, then listen

God is your Father. He is a loving Father with wonderful plans for His children. Regardless of the greatest plan you can put together for yourself with the greatest power of your imagination, His plan is better, greater, more exciting, and more rewarding. Believe in His plan. Ask Him to reveal His plan to you. Then listen…

- Source: p.38 & 39, A Call to Joy - Living in the Presence of God, by Mathew Kelly

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Tuesday
Oct162018

Daily Meditation – Our Potential through God

"Do not compare yourself to others, because you limit your potential in me"

- Source: Received from the Holy Spirit in prayer to a faithful, consecrated prayer warrior!

 

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Monday
Oct152018

Daily Meditation – Loving Enemies

But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.

- Matthew 5: 44-45

 

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Sunday
Oct142018

Daily Meditation – The Lilies of the Field

Consider the lily in that it does not choose its field nor does it have control over what grows around it such as thorns or crabgrass. Alternatively, it may be outshone by beautiful flowers or other plants. The lily has no control over rain or drought, it simply must endure. The lily came up with unique characteristics such as a certain shape, color and size. Consider the correlation of the lily to your life. To what extent is my life world from my making; how much is from God? Consider the little control over what surrounds us daily. Finally, so for all that has shaped me for better or worse, all that has given me joy and pain – I am precious in God’s eyes and honored and loved.

“How much of me is mine; how much can be God’s?”

- Adapted from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius – Prayer of Consideration: The Lilies of the Field

 

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