The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul
Monday after Epiphany, 06 January 2020
1 John 3:22-4:6 ><)))*> ><)))*> ><)))*> Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25
A blessed Monday morning, dear Lord Jesus Christ!
Thank you for the gift of this first day of work and school after a very long Christmas vacation – even if many of us did not spend time with you nor even remembered you on your birthday.
Bless us this first week of work and study in this new year of 2020.
Guide us in testing every spirit that try to lead us in the choices and decisions we make, the course of actions we take.
So many times, we have always been misled away from you, Lord, especially when we are lured into taking shortcuts in many aspects of life.
Most of all, very often we choose to be blind and deaf, speaking no more when the world denies your presence, your teachings, your truth. There are times we get carried away into believing that you have left us, that you are not involved in our affairs in the world.
This is how you can know the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh belongs to God, and every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus does not belong to God. This is the spirit of the antichrist who, as you heard, is to come, but in fact is already in the world.1 John 4:2-3
Let us always seek your light, Lord Jesus for you alone are the true light of the world.
Let us lead our lives in such a way that proves, that witnesses to your abiding love and presence among us especially in times of darkness.
Enlighten us Lord, our Light to be your light to guide others to you. Amen.