For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, today's reading below immediately reminds me to invest in You, while at the same time investing in myself. If I do not invest in myself by taking time to nurture my spirit, then recognizing You would be impossible. As they say on an airplane, "Put your mask on first before you assist the person next to you." Investing in physical things or physical outcomes does not bring me closer to You. Father, I am going to start taking more time to sit quietly with my thoughts and have a conversation with You. The minute anything even remotely negative pops into my head that attempts to take me off the path to You, I will do as Jesus did and say to that negative energy, "Get thee behind me satan, for you are an obstacle to me. You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns." -Matthew 16:23 Jesus knew that the negative force had entered Peter and turned him fearful and worried, and so I will confront the negative force just as Jesus did. Anything that attempts to take me off the right and Good path and turn me fearful and worried can not be of or from You. It can't be and that is my first clue. Thank You so much for reminding me today to make You an investment in myself so that I can remain mindfully clear and spiritually connected to You.
Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face, I thank You for this awareness. Amen~
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
44 "The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.
46 When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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