Father I pray for peace within myself, within my home, within my family, and along my journey. Help me to find peace even in chaos and conflict. Help me to see the Light even in darkness. Steady me through storms. Let me be in this world but not walk as though I’m of this world, steer me from the worldly trappings and the grasp of the enemy that waits. Strengthen me Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
We look at Jesus and who He is but we don’t look at the tribulations and trials that He had to face along His journey. We don’t know of the times before He connected with the disciples. We don’t know of those moments alone when went to pray and deal with the issues that were bothering Him. We forget about those moments when He cried out to God in anguish. Jesus’ journey was about Him saving many as He overcame the trappings of the world that many of us fall victim to.
Ego, pride and greed destroyed and still destroys millions of people. Humbleness, humility, grace, contentment, and empathy are not easy steps to place our feet upon. It’s much ego to jump in ego, pride, and greed—none of which requires much thought or effort. You have to be open and moldable to be humble, empathetic, content, and graceful. Your walls cannot be up in those spaces, for walls block God’s loving light. That’s why there is always great darkness on the paths of ego, pride, and greed. They suck the life out of everything in their reach. They become a prison and the longer you remain the more you are destroyed.
It’s funny how frustrated we become with people who seem to always smile and have something positive to say. We’re disgusted by them and assume that it’s all for show, because how could anyone be so happy, joyful, and at peace with all of the chaos around them? We need to pray for healing of this sickness that plagues us, for what we should want more than anything is to be like those people who see and embrace the light in the darkness, who are hopeful through the worst of times, who choose happiness, joy, and peace over pain and depression. They would rather sing and praise than cry and sulk. It is not them who have a problem, it is us who don’t realize that our normal is not normal. They are enlightened as we walk around ignorantly blind and not knowing it.
Questions of the Day
1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?
2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?
3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?
4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?
5. Who would you like to pray for today?
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