MESSAGE OF THE DAY
Outwardly one’s life may suffer every kind of limitation, from
bodily paralysis to miserable surroundings, but inwardly it is free
in meditation to reach out to a sphere of light, beauty, truth,
love, and power.
– Paul Brunton, “Meditations for People in Crisis”
(Nothing can separate us from the love of God poured out in Christ
Jesus. Rm. 8: 38)
Acts 16:22-34; Ps. 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8
R. (7c) Your right hand saves me, O Lord.
I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart,
for you have heard the words of my mouth;
in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise;
I will worship at your holy temple,
and give thanks to your name.
Because of your kindness and your truth,
you have made great above all things
your name and your promise.
When I called, you answered me;
you built up strength within me.
Your right hand saves me.
The LORD will complete what he has done for me;
your kindness, O LORD, endures forever;
forsake not the work of your hands.
– from http://www.dailyscripture.net/
It is the work of the Holy Spirit to both convict us of wrongdoing
and to convince us of God’s truth. The Spirit convinces us of the
righteousness of Christ, backed by the fact that Jesus rose again
and went to his Father. The Holy Spirit also convicts us of
judgment. The Spirit gives us the inner and unshakable conviction
that we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God. God’s
judgments are just and good. When we heed his judgments we find
true peace, joy and reconciliation with God. Do you allow the Holy
Spirit free reign in your life that he may set you free from the
grip of sin and set you ablaze with the fire of God’s love?
“Come Holy Spirit, and let the fire of your love burn in my heart.
Let me desire only what is pure, lovely, holy and good and in
accord with the will of God and give me the courage to put away all
that is not pleasing in your sight.”
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