“Time is a treasure that melts away. It escapes from us, slipping through our fingers like water through the mountain rocks. Yesterday is gone, and today is passing by. Tomorrow will soon be another yesterday. Our lives are so very short. But what a great deal can be done for God in this short space of time!” ~ St. Josemaria Escriva, Friends of God, 52
I trust that He is diligently working on me.
"If you don't get up at a fixed time you will never carry out your plan of life." (The Way, 78)
This quote helps me solve my concern about sticking to my goal. It's a no brainer, I know, but I have fought my flesh to rise at a set hour and regain order in my home.
I have felt unworthy of all His gifts. I sometimes, jokingly, tell my husband that I will sanctify my whole family by the crosses I provide them with. His generosity brings me to my knees and His mercy covers me.
I no longer seek to have His plans revealed to me. I've been there, done that. I can’t be trusted with that either. I only ask that He be patient with me as I attempt to blindly follow him.
Scheduling???? What is that? I've been struggling with it for some time. I have read, purchased and studied many resources. I have even had a moment of grace where I was able to implement a plan with success, only to have it slip away with the arrival of a new baby. I want to embrace this season of my life but I also don’t want to miss any opportunity to glorify Him. I’m going to have to take baby steps. I pray for the intercession of the Holy family.
"....may I never yearn for....may I finally learn to be happy and have patience with the constant changing rhythm of this ordinary time….I am vain and weak but surely, I will try." ~ Marie Bellet, Ordinary Time
All I need is Him….trust….and complete surrender. Easier said than done, I know. I need to take one step at time. He will meet me right where we am.
This has me thinking about a reflection at Presentation Ministries that I read many years ago. This has stuck with me and provides me great consolation.
“You, as the parent, have the grace to disciple your children for Jesus in a way that no one else can have. The question is not who is best "qual-ified" but who is "call-ified." The one who is called has the grace, the anointing from God, to do the job.”
I can do this, I am call-ified!