Tag: following god’s will

The Spiritual Life: lessons from the Vineyard on how to grow in the Christian life through obedience, self-denial and prayer

The vineyard is the spiritual life of the Christian. The Lord has prepared the ground by removing stones and tilling, planted her in fertile soil and given her all she needs to be fruitful.  At the first sign of fruit, she is pruned, channeling all of His grace, all of the growing energy into the fruitful branches. 

You Want Me to Do What?

  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.  “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” ~Isaiah 55:8-9~ I am learning the truth of this the hard way.  Lately God has been asking me…

Taking a Cue from Mary's Fiat

I’ve been learning more about our Mother Mary lately and using her as an example of complete surrender to God’s will. Here’s a a great song about the annunciation:   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NUMgb_svxs&feature=related] “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to your word.”