Friday, February 8, 2013

                                                CENTERING PRAYER  (continued from 2-07)
                                                     
                                                        A WARNING:

 Sometimes God shows up and we think we’ve accomplished an amazing feat. That’s TOTALLY wrong.  God shows up.  Not because of anything you have done.  Not because of your efforts.  Not because you have figured it out and done it right but because God’s promises are true and because God seeks you out and desires to transform your heart and mind into the likeness of Christ.

These moments of grace challenge us as much as moments of pain and suffering.  They cause us to feel we have achieved something.  We take a gift from God and turn it into a possession, an accomplishment.  That’s when “I” takes over and God is blotted out of the picture.

God’s grace is altogether, from beginning to end, from God.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.