Friday, September 30, 2016

Perseverance in reading Scripture

I've been trying to post meditations on the daily readings more frequently and consistently.  I love to read the readings, think about them and then share my thoughts, ideas, or insights with you.  I pray they are helpful and I pray that they are really not from me but that I'm just an instrument of the Lord in some way.

Today's readings proved to be much more difficult than the previous days.  God is questioning Job.  The Psalmist realizes there is no way to hide from God.  Jesus is warning those who won't repent.  Oh, happy day...

Okay, that was a bit of sarcasm.  Not every blog post or meditation is going to be perfect but that's okay. Not every day is going to be perfect, it's okay.  God gives us what we need when we need it.

That's one of the beautiful things about scripture.  It's truly "living and active" as St. Paul says.  When our eyes, and more importantly our hearts, are ready for what God has in store, He will reveal it.  The challenge is to continue reading, to press on even when we don't "get it" or we don't feel like it.  God can't make a passage clear to us, even one we've read 100 times, if we don't read it that 100 and 1st time.

A great prayer, one I say all too often is, "God I don't understand, I'm not hearing anything from you, this passage makes no sense, but I trust you and I can't wait until you show me the meaning one day."

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