Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Divine Gift

I find obedience hard, I always have.  It would be easier for me to sacrifice, yet that's not what I am asked to do.  And. with. joy.  I'm learning.  I find obedience hard, I always have. 
Sacrifice and offerings you do not want, but ears open to obedience you gave me.......To do your will is my delight; my God your law is in my heart.  ~ Ps 40:7, 9
I realize obedience is the same I ask of my own flesh. It's hard for them too. I realize how I am patient with them and repeat the same lessons until they stick; He does the same for me.  We are often asked to give thanks and praise, I strive to do that weekly with the Gratitude Community.    Daily and verbally, might that be a good idea?

Your deed I did not hide within my heart; your loyal deliverance I have proclaimed.  I made no secret of your enduring kindness to a great assembly. ~ Ps 40:11
But may all those who long for your help always say, "The Lord be glorified." ~ Ps 40:17

Giving thanks is not purely a human response but is itself a Divine gift. ~ NAB Study Guide
Sure, I have always been thankful but now I want to be thankful to God for all. To make sure I see all as coming from him, to practice trust in the Lord, to have ears open for His will, not my own. 

I am practicing lectio divina through the Psalms weekly, please feel free to join at Jenny's.

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Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting. - Blessed Mother Theresa

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