Knock and the door will be opened

Readings for Thursday October 9, 2008

First Reading:  Galatians 3:1-5
Responsorial Psalm:  Luke
Gospel:  Luke 11:5-13

Today in the gospel we are told that if we ask, then we shall receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.  How many times do we lack the faith that God will provide for us?  How often are we unwilling to go to Him when we are in need?  Many times there seems to be something that keeps us from seeking His help.  Sometimes it is that we think that our problems are too small and that God doesn't care.  I believe that there is much danger when we think that God doesn't care or that He is too busy to deal with our problems. Because when we do this, we begin to put limits on God, and this is a dangerous mindset to be in.  Our God is so awesome, we should never think that He doesn't care or is too busy.  He loves us so much, and I am willing to bet that He is a pretty good at multitasking.  

When we put limits on God, then we put limits on His work in our life, and limits on our faith.  When we put limits on our faith, then we begin to hold back, this is not what God intends, He wants us to give of our self totally to Him, as He gives so abundantly to us.  God wants to give us the things that we ask for through prayer and wants to give us His Spirit to guide us, but we cannot receive if we do not ask or have faith.  Paul makes it clear to the Galatians today that it is through faith in Christ that we receive the Spirit. 

How is the Holy Spirit working in your life right now?  What things in your life are you struggling with now, that you need God's guidance?

Knock and the door will be opened.  

Father above, we thank you for the gift of this day.  We thank you for giving us your love and mercy.  Lord, increase our faith so that we may be more willing to be led by you in our lives.  Show us you will for this day, and may all that we do glorify you.  We ask this all through Christ our Lord.  Amen.  


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