Staying in the house of the Lord

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul

Thursday, Advent Week-I, 05 December 2019

Isaiah 26:1-6 ><)))*> ><)))*> ><)))*> Matthew 7:21, 24-27

Chandelier of the Malolos Cathedral, 04 December 2019.

Let me stay in your “house”, O Lord, and help me keep your house rules, too. I am sorry when most of the time I simply want to rest and drop by your “house” with no plans of really living there, of listening to your words and doing your will.

Jesus said to his disciples: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.”

Matthew 7:21

Forgive me Lord when I have become so complacent as your disciple, as a Christian, relying solely on my name and affiliation with you without working so hard to be like you.

Help me to be holy like God our Father, listening to your words intently and faithfully acting on it at all time so that I may be wise and most of all, be filled with your peace:

A nation of firm purpose you keep in peace; in peace, for its trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever! For the Lord is an eternal Rock!

Isaiah 26:3-4

So many times, Lord Jesus, we take you for granted… just like the people in our own homes. But when things go wrong, they are the only people we can count on to receive us, to love us, and to forgive us. Very much like you, Jesus.

May this Season of Advent make us more open to you not only to receive you but also to keep you. Amen.

Petra in Jordan, May 2019.

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