Keep Working on the Project
Have you ever gone to attempt a new project but given up part way through? We've all had that one project that seemed like a great, new and exciting challenge at first, but then seems like it's too much effort in the end. Sometimes we give up on these projects, saying that we'll return to them at some point, but they end up getting left in the back of the closet until we come across them years later. I know for myself, I'd tried to start a collage of photos for the wall months back and only got part way as life came rushing up and every day started to get more and more busy. When it comes to living a dedicated faith life, sometimes we can tend to put it on the back-burner, especially when life gets chaotic. It's sad that it can become impossible to even take time for prayer when you have that daily car ride to work that seems dreadful to drive. God doesn't want us to put our faith lives on the back-burner, but to live every moment with faith at the centre, sprouting from us in all that we do, especially building relationship with God in prayer in those long morning car rides.
Today's Reading states:'Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge. I say to the LORD, "Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee." The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot. I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also dwells secure. For thou dost not give me up to Sheol, or let thy godly one see the Pit. Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore' (Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-11).
Today's reading talks about how we need to take refuge in God, to continue having faith and living a life of faith, even when things may not going how we'd hoped in life. When life throws us lemons, it's important to try and make lemonade, or at least to look at the big picture and where good can come from every situation. When we live a life of faith, there will always be hope and joy at the centre of all we do and say, and life will feel more fulfilling. Some ways that we can continue to put faith at the centre include daily prayer, quiet reflection, grace before meals, attending mass, doing community service work in some way, reading the Bible, attending retreats and worship nights, and so many blessings that God gives us to grow in relationship with Him. Take some time to pray and ask God to help you put faith at the centre of your life.
Today we pray:
Thank You for being at the centre of my life. Help me to continue to grow in relationship with You, even when life gets more challenging.
I pray in Your most holy name, Amen.