Scripture: "And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren, for nothing is impossible for God" (Luke 1:36).
Reflection: With God all things are possible. This truth gives us hope when we pray. When we want something in prayer, this scripture quote is encouraging. It's challenging however, to discern if God wants what we are asking for. He can do anything. But what is His will? God wants us to pray big, gigantic prayers. He wants us to expect great things from Him and to have great faith. But He also wants us to have an open heart, one that trusts Him, and accepts that His plan for our lives is the right one for us.
Questions: What feels lost? What is it that feels impossible? What are my prayers? Is it God's will, or do I hope it's God's will? What size are my prayers? Am I willing to re-present my prayers to God with a new and open heart, and allow Him to guide me? To accept His answer?
Prayer: Dear Lord, everything is possible with you. This has given me such comfort over the years. I have placed my hope in that one sentence: nothing is impossible for God. But now I want to place my hope in You, in who you are, not in what you can give me. You are Love. Help me to love you, to trust you, to turn to you now in prayer and invite you into my life once again. Of course I ask you to help me in all of my practical needs. I also ask you to help me in my spiritual ones. Heal my heart Lord and help me to be open to the extraordinary things you want to do with my life. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Join us again tomorrow for another spiritual reflection. May God Bless you, and everyone near and dear to you.