Live without abandon and have no fear
FOCUS...This week focus on the fact that you are a living tabernacle. You carry Jesus within you, and you take Him wherever you go. Focus on His presence and bring him to your world.
THE SIGN OF THE CROSS: Whenevery you make the sign of the cross this week, slow down. Really think about the names of God: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Try to grow your relationship with each person this week.
DREAM BIGGER: Let the Holy Spirit into your life this week, and let God to a great work in your life...dream to do good things, and God will make them into wonders!
SPENDING TIME IN SILENCE
This week, spend 5 minutes each day in the classroom of silence...clear your mind, don't come before God with any agenda, just be in His presence, let him come into your heart, and give you peace.
Don't have a Bible?...Get one...Have a Bible?...Find it...Found your Bible?...Read it...Start maybe with the Gospel Readings for this week...Click the link below to get started.
PRAY AS MARY ASKED
If you don't have a rosary...get one.
If you have a rosary...find it.
If you find your rosary...pray it.
SERVE SOMEONE: Serve someone this week. Serve your spouse, kids, parents, friends, neighbors, or a stranger. Pick someone, don't wait for them to ask for help, just serve.
LIVE THE NEW DAY: When you wake up in the morning, say this simple prayer: Today is a new day, a fresh start, a chance to let God do amazing wonders through me. Let the Resurrected King - Resurrect Me! Amen.
SMILE AND REALIZE
When you see your reflection....Smile at yourself. See yourself as God sees you - as His precious son or daughter.
WHAT'S YOUR ROUTINE?
When you put on your glasses or put in your contacts, or wash your, face say a quick prayer: Lord, help me to have your eyes, to see as you see, to look upon everyone and everything with the eyes of God.
LEAVE IT AT THE WELL: Is there something that you're carrying around, something that weighs you down, keeps you from finding joy? This week, find the well. It could be at church, in the adoration chapel, reading scripture, or in prayer. Jesus is there at your well, seek him, encounter him, and leave your burdens at the well.
DESIRE MORE: Don't settle for the little pleasures this world has to offer, God offers us infinite joy. This week, as we continue our Lenten fasts, remember, as much as we desire that thing we gave up, we should desire God even more.
PRAY, LISTEN, LOOK, AND FOLLOW.
Pray for guidance, listen for Jesus' direction, look for where he wants you to go, and follow wherever he leads you.
ARE YOU HAPPY? What is it in your life that is keeping you from being truly happy? Why are you waiting? Ask God this week to help you find true happiness in Him.
FINDING IT HARD TO GET ALONG WITH SOMEONE? This week pray for that person, that God will bless their lives, and also pray that God do a great work in you to help you truly love everyone as He does.
EXAMINE: At the end of your day this week, reflect back on your actions. Are there things in your life that need to change? Start by changing your perspective, start by asking God to change your heart and your mind.
In your life, is there someone who has left the Church? Perhaps a parent, spouse, child, friend, or other loved one. God wants all his children to return to him, and we are called to help them on their journey. This week, pray for that person, that God has put on your heart. Pray for healing, and for an openness of mind, and heart.
Choose one of the Beatitudes to work on this week. Practice this beatitude every day...beatitude means happiness, so if you want to be happier, reflect on and incorporate one into your life!
- Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
- Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted.
- Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
- Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
- Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
- Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
- Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Are you feeling agitated, frustrated, or perturbed at someone or something? Take a moment and THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT...Don't be conformed but transformed by the changing of your mind. You can have the mind of Christ.