Daily reflections based on the daily mass readings, other spiritual readings, and nudgings of the Holy Spirit
Monday, December 7, 2015
Be strong! Fear not!
"Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak.
Say to those whose hearts are frightened; be strong, fear not!
Here is your God..."
God can and will change us if we allow it. But it may not be like the Fairy Godmother changing Cinderella before the ball. It certainly may not be instantaneous; God works slowly and carefully. It may not feel immediately fabulous; it may feel uncomfortable, at first, like wearing an ill-fitting outfit. But, one thing we will be able to count on--the changes will bring positive fruit in us and in our lives. That is how we will know it is of God--by the fruit. I notice, in myself, these changes which at times, perplex me. Why do I feel this way? Why can't I be the way I used to be? What's wrong with me? In the quiet, I realize that I'm slowly, carefully, lovingly being changed into more the "real" me. I'm a tough, old nut to crack, but I can see God wisely smoothing me over, like water over a jagged stone, smoothing and shaping it. Sometimes I don't recognize myself and it's weird. But, I can admit my hands seem a bit stronger and my knees a bit firmer. God will definitely work with us to help us grow if we give God the go-ahead to do so. Here is our God! Love, heidi