Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tend Your Garden

Each of us has a garden to tend for the Lord. Some of us have very small gardens; some of us have larger ones. Some of us are given a farm. And to some of us the Lord entrusts acres & acres of fields to tend. It's not the size of our garden that matters. The Lord only expects each of us to tend the area which we have been given. Let us do our best to look after the area we have been given.

Prayer of Thomas Merton

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself; and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you; and I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this, you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me; and you will never leave me to face my perils alone. (from Thoughts in Solitude)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Principle for Living

Principle for living: You can choose to obey God and receive His blessings, or disobey God and suffer the consequences.
I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live. Deuteronomy 30:19