‘Live simply, so that others may simply live.’ – Mother Teresa
If we choose to write God’s law upon our hearts and live our lives in obedience to His commands which the begotten Son of God testified to every day here on earth, we allow ourselves the opportunity to partake in all His glory.
Christ summed up all our Father’s commands under the two greatest when questioned which of God’s commands was the greatest. Our lord’s reply was, ‘First love God with all your heart, mind, body, and soul. And as important love your neighbor as yourself.’ Additionally, He taught that when we adhere to this great commitment, in course we will comply with all the rest of God’s commands.
By living a Godly life acting upon the Fruits of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control we free ourselves to fulfill God’s joy and in turn He fills our lives with faith, hope, and love. This affords us to live with confidence and adoration doing the will of God, humbly acting on His intentions, cultivating his creation.
From time to time will regress to trying to be both the potter and the pot and in these times we lose our balance stumbling to the ground. When this occurs, we need to look to our Lord's mercy, repent and listen to the Spirit he has gifted us, give thanks, and follow his way placing Him once more at the center of our being.
Lord, hear all our prayers and petitions as we come back to You with all our heart. Bless Good Counsel Homes and the mission of promoting life it testifies to every day. Guide us to reach for your hand which is always outstretched to us and help us to extend that hand to others in our daily living.
In Jesus we pray, Amen.