July week 4

Friday July 24th

Talk to your soul


Bless the Lord my soul, for it is he who forgives all your iniquities, he is the one who heals all your diseases. Psalm 103.2-3

This is David’s message to his disheartened soul!

There is nothing magical about taking texts from Scripture, full of divine promises, and reminding them of our souls when we are overwhelmed.

Taking back certain texts is a simple and practical way to speak to our soul. Instead of letting my soul tell me about his wounds, I ask him to listen to God’s promises.

In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells us, “If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, ask what you will, and this will be granted to you.” (John 15.7) Let us remember the importance that Jesus attributes to the need for his words to remain in us. How will they be able to stay there? Simply by reading them in the gospel, and remembering them.

Instead of letting my soul tell me about his wounds, I ask him to listen to God’s promises.

As our soul is slaughtered, it is essential to remind it of God’s faithfulness, his power, his love, his righteousness… The Apostle Paul urges believers to make the Word of God live among them, not only by reading or listening to it, but also through songs inspired by God’s love and goodness: “May the word of Christ dwell among you abundantly; Educate and exhort each other wisely, through psalms, hymns, spiritual hymns, singing to God in your hearts under the inspiration of grace.” (Colossians 3.16)

Psalm 103, quoted in part at the beginning of this thought, shows us how David speaks to his soul about what God does and what God is. By proclaiming this, he restores his soul. He experiences that God is his help: “Here, God is my help, the Lord is one of those who support my soul.” (Psalm 54.6)

When our soul is hurt, it needs outside help to help it heal. If our soul is sick, we need good words of faith and god’s love, which will heal our souls.


Thursday July 23

Always be grateful!

“I will bless the eternal at all times; his praise will always be upon my mouth”. Psalm 34.2 we all know that we should be grateful for all the blessings that God gives us in our lives. God tells us in his word to be grateful and we know from experience that when we begin to praise God sincerely, our burdens and worries seem to weigh less on our shoulders. David said, “I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my mouth. Many misfortunes reach the righteous but from all, the Lord delivers him.” (Psalm 34.2, 20) here is the power of recognition. Not only does it liberate us, but as we take the time to thank God for the blessings that he fills us, we are beginning to receive more of what to be more and more grateful! I encourage you to take some time to exercise your gratitude. We have so many reasons to be grateful! And we have to focus on these things every day of our life. Remember the recommendation of the psalmist: “enter its doors with gratitude, into its courts with praise! praise him, bless his name!” (Psalm 100.4)

Wednesday July 22

« Keep your heart more than anything else, for from it comes the sources of life. Proverb 4.23 ». Proverb 4.23 tells us to keep our heart “for from him comes the sources of life”, in other words, depends on him the course of our life. Think about it,whatever is in your heart, it will eventually manifest itself in your daily life. Even though there is in your inner being, it will eventually find the way out to show itself to the open, to the sight of all of you.That is why it is extremely important for us to control the things that shape our hearts. I Don’t want to let anything dirty, immoral or selfish come out of me and hurt my relationship with others and I doubt that’s your wish. Keeping your heart is largely about learning to control your thoughts, your words, your disposition of heart, and your general point of view on things. What you think usually ends up expressing yourself in what you say. Then your words affect what you feel, which is manifested sooner or later in your general attitude. Throughout your life, here is what determines your way of dealing with the circumstances: your ability or inability to remain calm in a stressful situation. In fact, it is she who will define your way of responding to others, either with compassion and understanding, or with judgment and arrogance-especially in the event of disagreement! then you can try to prevent your thoughts from translating into words and then into attitudes, but I find it much easier to feed directly thoughts according to God. Spend time in the presence of God and let the Holy spirit fill your heart with his goodness.

Tuesday July 21

I ask You  That we love each other.”2 John 1: 5

as God is love, it is by loving others that we will most resemble him. Paul wrote: “and when I distribute all my goods for the food of the poor, when I deliver even my body to be burned, if I do not have love, it is of no use to me.” (1 Corinthians 13: 3) it is love that will give value to the inheritance that we will leave. Love is exercised not in isolation, but among others, even irritating, imperfect, demanding or disappointing. We sometimes put our relationships in the background, find them a difficult place in our agenda. However, Jesus summed up the most important in two commandments: “Love God” and “love others”. (Matthew 22: 37-40) in life, human relations count more than objects. Then why are we neglecting them? As soon as we’re too busy, we start by reducing our contact with others. We give less time, energy and attention to a good relationship. We focus too much on our salaries, our bills and our careers, as if it were vital. It’s a mistake! The essential thing is to learn to love God and others. Life without love is nothing. Mother Teresa said, “it’s not what you do that matters, but the love you put in your actions.” It is love that will give value to the legacy that we will leave