Thursday, September 3, 2009


First reading in Mass today:
"We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will, with all the wisdom & understanding that his Spirit gives. Then you will be able to live as the Lord wants and will always do what pleases Him. Your lives will produce all kinds of good deeds, and you will grow in your knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength which comes from His glorious power, so you may be able to endure everything with patience." Colossians 1:9-14

A Priest who is a dear friend once told me that praying for God's Will in your life is the most powerful prayer you can say. "Lord, let your will be done." For God's will for your life is so much more than you could ever ask for or dream of. All we have to do is pray for His will daily and discern what His will is for our lives through prayer and scripture. I wish it was that easy for mothers.... With mothering God's children, we are taking care of little ones 24/7. We don't have many moments to sift through scripture and sit in silence. God gives us free will and how do we know what his will is for us each day while children are crawling all over us and asking for something every 5 seconds? Offering your day to the Lord is a start and then asking every morning for His will to be done will help in discerning where He might be calling you. If you find a constant nudge at your heart, act on it. While are minds are consumed with taking care of our families, sometimes the Lord has to do what are children do to us....ask over and over until we say "Okay! Fine! You win!" So if you keep having a thought to take a meal to someone, or to stop doing chores and sit down and play with your children, or to quit your job and be a stay at home mom, or write a letter to a loved one you haven't seen....then you better act on it because more than likely that is the Lord answering your prayer to let His will be done. We might not like the might be frightful, uncomfortable, exhausting.....but you will then see after acting upon it that the Lord was at great work in you and He will give you abundant grace and peace for answering His call. When trying to discern, remember, God is Peace and wherever you find the most peace, there you will find God.

May the light of God's Will shine in your lives and hearts this blessed Thursday! Today is a gift from the Lord, be thankful and good to yourself and your family.

No comments: