Morning devotions with God have become as important to my morning routine as breakfast.
In January, I began using the Lectio Divina Journal every morning to guide me through a contemplative reading and prayer of God's Word. I've received so much through this short daily practice.
This morning's reading was Isaiah 58:1-12...
How anxious they are to worship correctly; oh, how they love the Temple services!
Oh I was immediately convicted! I love attending Mass on Saturday evening. I sit in the front of the church, I'm always one of the first in line to receive communion, I even serve as a Lector, reading God's word during the service once a month.
Which is why I immediately knew that God was speaking to me when I read these opening verses of Isaiah 58.
Don't I in my deepest heart, sometimes believe that I love God a little more and a little better than others do?
Oh, I know how much more I have to grow in my faith, but sometimes...
I am one of those who God is calling out in this passage.
Yet, as always, God offers us a solution to our problem.
Yes, love God and his Holy Word. But, that's not enough. We are merely students in school unless we take what we have learned and carry it out into the world...