Scripture: "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 9:6).
Reflection: Who will Jesus be? We will spend the next few days reflecting on each descriptive title of Jesus in the above scripture from Isaiah. We are first told the Messiah will be called "Wonderful Counselor."
We need the counsel of Christ in our lives. In His wisdom He can guide us to make right decisions. We can trust that Jesus knows what is best. Through Him, in a very practical way, we can follow a very spiritual path. And God, in His infinite wisdom, can direct the course of our lives better than we can. Let's truly entrust ourselves to our Wonderful Counselor and surrender our lives to Jesus, who knows best how to use us in the Divine plan.
Questions: Where do I get my advice from? From myself? From others? From God? Can I pray today for the humility to believe that God knows better than I do?
Prayer: Dear Lord, Please counsel me in the way I should go. Please guide my steps. Please, somehow, show me the way. Life can be so confusing and pain can sometimes blind us to the fact that you have a perfect and holy plan for our lives, that you have something good, something wonderful in store. Help me to trust you within me, but also to pray before I make decisions. Open my eyes Lord, to see more clearly the path you have chosen for me. Help me to see only the next step, trusting you will be there and you will be with me for the next step too, and the next, and the next. You will always be with me. Take my plans Lord, take my limited wisdom and help me to trust in you. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Join us again tomorrow for another spiritual reflection. May God Bless you, and everyone near and dear to you.