Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Prayer

I praise You for Your great Love. I praise You for Your Wisdom. I praise You because You are perfect in every way.

Who am I but a mere creature? I have NOTHING that did not come from You. Therefore - I own nothing. I am merely a steward of everything you have entrusted to me. Even my life is not my own but created by You to serve Your purpose. My personal plans mean nothing to me - because any thing I do and anything I accomplish that does not serve Your purpose is meaningless in the grand scheme of things.

Oh Lord, I am Yours. Make of me what You will. I give my all to You. I do not know what You want me to do. I just want to be available to You to use whenever and however You please.

I love You so much. Sometimes, I can hardly contain myself. Keep me safe in Your care.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Purpose to Life

I think there's really only one purpose to life - and that is to grow in the image and likeness of Christ. That makes total sense to me. I think we have to grow spiritually before we're ready for Heaven. And I firmly believe that whatever growth we don't achieve here on earth, we will have to achieve before we inherit the Kingdom of God. That's where Purgatory comes in.

The thing about it is - God gives us the opportunity to grow in our every day lives and circumstances but most of the time, we don't see what's right before our eyes. We hate trials of any kind and view them as a curse. We hate loss of any kind - loss of a dream, loss of health, loss of a friend or lover, loss of a job, etc. And loss IS scary. But I've learned that God is faithful. He doesn't bring the trial but He will stay with us through the trial. And if we trust Him, He will bring us out on the other side - wiser and more steadfast in our faith.

My greatest fear I think is to die and only then recognize all the opportunities that I wasted on earth to grow in the image and likeness of Christ.