Have we been so distracted and misled that we hardly Recognize His voice?
To the one that knows every hair on our head, do we know Him at all?
Isaiah Chapter 1
The lord speaks
“Sons have I raised and reared, but they have disowned me!
An ox knows its owner,
an an ass its master’s manger;
but you (Israel) do not know, my people have not understood. ….
they have forsaken the Lord”
Do our lives say “God, I don’t have time for this?” I have more important things to do than Mass. I am far too busy with important matters to sit and pray. One day I will though… one day Ill start going back to church. One day maybe I’ll join that prayer group. Maybe tom I’ll say my Rosary. Maybe I’ll get one of those prayer bibles and read it everyday. One day.
But maybe so many days have passed and we have failed to commit so many times that we are embarrassed 😞. Now we feel a bit alienated when we try. As if that’s not who we are and maybe we are hypocritical? Surely, God isn’t speaking to me. Surely, this longing can’t be God, beholder of cosmic powers, whispering to my soul?? It can’t be. I don’t recognize this Calling.
We are the ox that forgot our Owner.
We are asses that forgot our Master’s Manger.
Forgive me God.
I truly am lost.
I don’t even know where to start.
My life is a hot mess!
I’m stressed, overwhelmed and don’t know how to fix it.
Sometimes I think it would be easier just to give up. It’s just so hard. So much harder than I expected.
Here I am Lord….
Reveal yourself to me. Start at the very beginning. I have drifted so far I don’t know what scripture is. How is it applicable to my life? Crack open the Bible for me.
This is me “reading the Bible” 😂 lol
Note : I can’t read, it’s too heavy and it’s upside down. But even as I smile watching the baby “read” the Bible. So too will God smile at your infant attempts.
>buy a giant print Bible, it’s so much easier to read than the tiny print.
Giant Print Bible
> begin with an infant Bible and move up to a children’s bible
> one year bibles are very helpful
One Year Bible
> write in your Bible, underline and highlight, make it your own
> Author Mathew Kelly, suggests reading the Chapter of Mathew from beginning to end.
Jesus set the book of nature before me and I saw that all the flowers he has created are lovely. The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. I realized that if every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness and there would be no wildflowers to make the meadows gay. It is just the same in the world of souls – which is the garden of Jesus. He has created the great saints who are like the lilies and the roses, but he has also created much lesser saints and they must be content to be the daisies or the violets which rejoice his eyes whenever he glances down. Perfection consists in doing his will, in being that which he wants us to be. Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be – and becoming that person. – Saint Therese of Lisieux, from Story of a Soul