We can, if we choose, change the world to be in conformity with what God demands of all people. Pray and ask for guidance from The Holy Spirit in seeing what our specific role is. Some are asked to do great things and some are asked to do seemingly little things. All are called to do something. If we all answer that call and follow through, the changes in the world will be nothing short of miraculous.
Glory to God in the highest!! Yes, I finally have found employment, with another offer coming! Will the Lord not answer your prayer, according to His will, in His time, in His way? Would you not answer the plea of your child, even though it not be what your child is asking for, but it certainly be what he needs, what is good? Yes, you would. But the ways of the Lord are mysterious. I can tell you this - when I humbled myself, prayed at the prompting of the Spirit, and let it all go in abandonment to Him, something truly happened. For the first time, I really felt that, with the help of the Holy Spirit, in prayer and not through any mental way of my own, I acknowledged my nothingness. As near as I can tell, Jesus, in the Real Presence before me, filled me with the Holy Spirit, and perfected my prayer for God, the benevolent, loving Father. I have wandered in the desert for awhile, circling as the Israelites did. Know this my brothers and sisters, perseverance and prayer, coupled with true humility and faith, can bring the Assistance we need to accomplish His Will, right here and now. Read the Mass each day, embrace Lectio Divina, and pray the Psalms. Too much to cover here right now, I’ll provide more posts in the coming days. When your prayer runs dry or lukewarmness hits you, pray what you can, just keep praying. I can’t stress enough to persevere through it all, even a small, feeble prayer carries so much worth! May peace be yours.
I can’t stress enough to my friends and family that in all things, pray unceasingly and be persistent in prayer and action. Pray to God, pray to Jesus, pray to The Holy Spirit, pray to Mary, pray the Rosary, pray to the saints. Develop your prayer life and interior life. You will be amazed with all the change that will come with faith and grace from above along with your abandonment to His will. Recall Jesus, the Agony in the Garden, “Not my will, but Your will be done.” His prayer was answered.
…to the still, small voice inside of you. What is God whispering to you? What is the Holy Spirit filling your soul with, spilling over into you heart and making it beat and pulse with a joyful warmth that only comes from Him? Can you do it? Will you do it? Do you trust Him? Ordinary people are doing extraordinary things right now based on love, trust, and grace alone.
May we continue to witness and be a Witness to the Faith, in the way that the Early Church did, by discernment and allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us. Discern what gifts you have been given and use them wisely. The work of God is achieved through our actions, even in the way we are present among others. O Lord, may we who are nourished by your Word, Body, and Blood, be your servants and work tirelessly to transform the world around us through the workings of The Holy Spirit. Amen.