Monday, March 2, 2009

Lenten Reflection #2: Boldly believe

Do you remember Star Trek? Remember the beginning when Capt. Kirk's voice is saying, "To boldly go where no man has gone before." Those words always struck me so. I would imagine how scary, daring, bravely these (I know, I know fictitious characters) people would sign up to ride a spacecraft for 5 years to places no one has ever gone before and know so little.

Believing in God, our triune Creator, in front of others can be the as bold an endeavor. Having complete faith and belief in the love and care of one we don't see is hard enough and then being called to sharing this faith and belief? We must and we shall, starting today ask yourself, where would I be without my faith in God? Where would I be if I didn't know Jesus? Where would I be in my heart if I didn't have faith that God, His son, and the Holy Spirit? We can only imagine.

Today we continue the journey to a stronger faith life in this crazy world of materialism, doubt, political correctness, peer approval-itis. Ask God to help you each and every day. As you wake up in the morning, turn to Him and say:

Dear Father, I commit myself to you and desire to be closer to you, to stand for you, and be like you. I need your help to do this, I need the Holy Spirit to be with me, close to my side guiding my every thought, word, and deed. Take me in your arms and show me the Way. I ask this through your son's name, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Then close you eyes, breath deep feeling our Lord coming into your heart, desire this, do this every morning before you put your feet on the floor. For it is a battle that we walk into daily, the Devil is waiting for you and I to make a mistake or provide an opening for his evil tasks. These evil tasks are small, "innocent" and benign at first, but they desensitize and degrade the soul!! Don't let this happen to you.

Be bold, believe in God and believe in yourself! Now is the appropriate time to begin



Marie said...

"Having complete faith and belief in the love and care of one we don't see.."

This is very thought provoking because in fact we should be able to see Jesus in our fellow Parishioners. You yourself are the face of Christ in your community. Do others see Jesus at work in you? Do you see Jesus at work in the faces and lifestyles of your fellow parishioners and if not, why not?

We should be love to one another, but are we?

Excellent reflection Ebeth! You ROCK!

Peace, JOY & Blessings to you:)

Marie xooxoxox

mum6kids said...

Beautifully put. I am trying hard with 'Jesus I trust in You'-because sometimes I know I don't; and with things going as they are I am going to need to.

Karinann said...

A beautiful reflection. The short answer to that question is with out my faith I'd be out on a ledge someplace. I couldn't have gotten through some of the things I've been through in the last few years without our loving God in my life.

EbethW said...

It is a struggle, but we are all conscience of it, so that it half the battle!

Hugs to all!