Monday, March 26, 2012

To Practice His Presence

That we ought not to be weary 
of doing little things for the love of GOD, 
who regards not the greatness of the work, 
but the love with which it is performed...
"The Practice of the Presence of God"

I am rereading this little book by Brother Lawrence.
I love how he describes his attempts at
practicing the presence of God.
“I possess God as tranquility in the bustle of my kitchen – 
where sometimes several people 
are asking me for different things at one time – 
as if I were on my knees before the Blessed Sacrament."

Oh, how far I am from 

possessing tranquility during those times.
I really want to be motivated by the love of God,
and to know His presence all day long--
whether laundry or cooking or cleaning, 
helping my kids with life or
being before HIm in prayer.
Many many times during the day
several people ask me for different things at one time.
I do not always "possess God as tranquility" during those times.
Yeah, not always.
Not sure I ever picture myself on my knees before Him
during the daily, sometimes trying, moments of the day.
Today, Lord, help me practice that kind of presence.
I know that my wandering mind
will have to be pulled in repeatedly.
I want the words in Psalm 16 to be real in my life.
I always keep the LORD in front of me. 
When He is by my side, I cannot be moved.


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