new things have come.” (2 Cor 5:17)
We live in a world in which we are surrounded by rebellious, disinterested people who are bent on living their lives regardless what anyone else says, God included. In surroundings like these, the peace of God is like a compass for our souls, leading us in the direction that the Holy Spirit intends for our lives. God grants us this internal compass, so that we might not lose our way as He works at transforming us.
The transformation from my old self is continuous and requires nurturing. I’ve developed new habits to keep myself from backsliding into my old way of life. I try to attend Mass and receive Communion daily. When I realize I’ve sinned, I quickly repent and cannot wait to reconcile myself to my Lord. But above all, I forgive and pray for those who hurt me. My will has been renewed, and it no longer opposes God’s will for my life, nor holds un-forgiveness toward others for long. Sometimes, my new life and habits are hard to sustain because of the spiritual warfare swirling about us. But because of my trust in God and His Spirit’s comfort and guidance, I continue walking with Jesus, knowing He’s changing me into a better person.
Lord, thank you for moving in my life and in my family, for continually confirming Your covenant with us. Thank you Lord for working all things after the counsel of Your own will and together for our good and Your Glory.