I am often overwhelmed when I make the time to take in the beauty of creation. Even in the midst of a pandemic, the grass grows, the flowers bloom and the birds sing. It is during these times of reflection that I allow God’s Grace to enter my being. It is a gift that allows me to realize that there is a Divine Order and that we humans, as much as we might argue otherwise, are subject to it. If I take a moment and study a bee flying from flower to flower I see there is a purpose to his efforts as it gathers and deposits the pollen. The bee with no power of reason follows Divine Order without questioning or arguing the purpose of his movements. However, I have the free will to choose my path and purpose even if it is in direct conflict with Divine Order. In the Lord’s Prayer we ask that His Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. It is through His Grace that I can pray that His Will be done in me as it is in Heaven. When I look at the bee I can see how much is accomplished through this insect as part of the plan through all creation. I pray for the grace to be more aware of my ability to sincerely cooperate with God’s Will in my life.
Acceptance with Joy is a goal and not an easy one for me to achieve. I believe in Divine Order and that there is a perfect plan for my life. I also believe that all things work for good and it is within this framework that I strive to cooperate to align my life situations to my beliefs.
I mentioned in past posts that many of my “aha” moments have usually come in my rear view mirror when I have seen that difficult situations have resulted in great blessings in my life. I am again at that cross roads where I am choosing to trust that God uses all situations for my good and wants to renew and restore me. I can accept with resignation or I can choose to cooperate with Joy. Today I am choosing to cooperate using the Joy of the Lord as my strength. With Him, all things are possible.
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