The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Asking God to reveal yourself to you
As I was thinking about what this coming year will look like in my life, I came upon this verse from the Bible : “You search out my path…and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether” (Psalm 139:3-4). I truly believe that the reason why God searches out our path and is acquainted with all our ways is because He cares about what we do; about the details of our lives. In our everyday actions, we may seem to escape human eyes but that does not mean that nobody is watching. We may be suffering and going through pain on the inside, and nobody seems to care or notice, but that does not mean we are alone. Our lonely cries and midnight sighs are noticed and known by God. He sees what you are going through; He knows what is going on with you. If God knows you so well, then as we begin the journey of this New Year, ask Him for guidance and direction. Ask Him to reveal yourself to you for Scripture says: “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But ask in faith, never doubting... for the doubter, being double-minded and unstable in every way, must not expect to receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:5-8).
It may be good practice to add this prayer to the Holy Spirit to your morning-prayer routine throughout year 2020:
“Oh God, who instructs the heart of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant me by the same Spirit, to be truly wise and ever rejoice in your consolation through Christ our Lord, Amen.”