"Be Still and know that I am God" 

- Psalm 46:10

 

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– For the greater glory of God

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Wednesday
Dec122018

Daily Meditation – Faith the size of a mustard seed

When they came to the crowd a man approached, knelt down before him, and said, "Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic and suffers severely; often he falls into fire, and often into water. I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him." Jesus said in reply, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring him here to me." Jesus rebuked him and the demon came out of him, and from that hour the boy was cured. Then the disciples approached Jesus in private and said, "Why could we not drive it out?" He said to them, "Because of your little faith. Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

- Matthew 17:14-20

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Monday
Dec102018

Daily Meditation - Switch places to trust

The Bike Ride

At first I saw God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did wrong, so as to know whether I merited Heaven or Hell when I die. He was out there sort of like the President. I recognized His picture when I saw it, but I didn't really know Him.

But later on when I recognized my Higher Power, it seemed as though life was rather like a bike ride; but it was a tandem bike, and I noticed that God was in the back helping me pedal. I don't know just when it was that He suggested we change places, but life has not been the same since . . . life with my Higher Power, that is. God makes life exciting.

When I had control, I knew the way. It was rather boring, but predictable. It was the shortest distance between two points. But when He took the lead, He knew delightful long cuts, up mountains, and through rocky places and at breakneck speeds. It was all I could do to hang on! Even though it looked like madness, He said, "Pedal!"

I worried and was anxious and asked, "Where are You taking me?" He laughed and didn't answer, and I started to trust. I forgot my boring life and entered into the adventure; and when I'd say, "I'm scared, " He'd lean back and touch my hand. He took me to people with gifts that I needed, gifts of healing, acceptance, and joy. They gave me their gifts to take on my journey; our journey, God's and mine.

And we were off again. He said, "Give the gifts away. They're extra baggage, too much weight." So I did, to the people we met, and I found that in giving I received, and still our burden was light.

I did not trust Him at first, in control of my life. I thought he'd wreck it. But He knew bike secrets, knew how to make it bend to take sharp corners, jump to clear high places filled with rocks, fly to shorten scary passages.

And I'm learning to shut up and pedal in the strangest places, and I'm beginning to enjoy the view and the cool breeze on my face with my delightful constant companion, my Higher Power.

And when I'm sure I can't do any more, He just smiles and says, "PEDAL!"

 

- Source:  The 12 Step Prayer Book, A collection of Favorite 12 Step Prayers and Inspirational Readings, Written and Compiled by Bill Pittman.

 

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Sunday
Dec092018

Daily Meditation – Live out the magis

Consider the idea of the magis which is from the Latin word meaning more or greater. In giving your day to God, live out the magis for God.  Whatever your endeavor today, both large and small, exciting or boring, give it your all for the greater glory of God.
 
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Saturday
Dec082018

Daily Meditation – Doing small things with great love

“The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful”
 
- Mother Teresa

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Friday
Dec072018

Daily Meditation – Change

“On the day you cease to change, you cease to live”

- Anthony de Mello SJ

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