This is a daily game to guide you along your Spiritual Progression Path ™ . Daily Affirmation, Mentation Question, Quote, Scripture and Prayer Read slooowwwly and let the words sink in. It's up to you to find out how they apply to "your" Life.
What keeps me from being myself? Who am I really trying to impress?
"The most common form of despair is not being who you are."~Søren Kierkegaard
God made only one me! I am one of a kind!
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 serves as a wonderful reminder to be myself and to blossom into that person that You created me to be. So often it can be too easy to shrink back from the person You created me to be, when I consider first what others think, instead of first considering what You think. Who am I trying to impress, them or You?
When Jesus said, "You are the salt of the earth . . . " it made me think about just how important my role on the earth is because salt was not only an important commodity to sustain Life back in Jesus' day but it remains an important commodity to this day. It is interesting how Jesus used salt as an example to stress the importance of my importance. His words made me think about all the things that salt is used for in everyday Life. Back in Jesus' time of walking the earth they did not have electricity or refrigeration and it was salt that preserved their meat and kept it from spoiling in such a dry and hot climate. Salt to this day penetrates, preserves and purifies. Even our bodies have to have salt to maintain an adequate salt/water ratio that is critical to our metabolism and healthy Life. Just as salt penetrates, preserves and purifies, so must I. I must take up my cross and do what You purposed me to do. I must penetrate and make a difference. I must preserve and protect Your Word. I must keep my mind, body and soul purified and clean.
Yes, it can be too easy to shrink back from being all that You created me to be when I concern myself with impressing others or wondering what they might think, instead of doing my thing, being myself and gloryifing You through my works. When I am on my game and doing what You purposed me to do, then it is obvious that the Holy Spirit is working through me. Father, thank You, thank You so much for these fabulous teachings and hammering through my head that my Life is all about You. It's not about me, it's never been about me, it's all about You. I Love 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
13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.
14 You are the Light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.
15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives Light to all in the house.
16 Let your Light so shine before men, that they may see your Good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
The Gospel of the Lord Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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