As I pray this morning for more grace, wisdom, compassion, discernment and clarity, it dawns on me that a few years back, I would have been praying for material things that even if I received them, the happiness would be short-lived. This prayer helps me in my everyday life which has become more joyous even while having challenges. Spiritual growth does not need to be painful, which actually means giving up human will and ego and growing into appreciation for all the Good we already have.
Psalm 5:2-3 states “Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” To me, that means praying and then releasing that request and then expecting only Good.
Instant Image by Donna Virgil Holden
“When you stand before the mirror, you do not have to wait to see your counterpart appear, or glass elucidate.
Nor does God wait for you to reach a slow perfection. Existing now, at one with Him, you are instantly reflection.”
We are now made in the image and likeness of that perfect God!