Isn’t thinking about the eternal glory of God too lofty for ordinary human beings living ordinary daily lives? What can such a meditation have in common with the demands and confusion which sometimes prevail in our households and work-places? We need to be aware that underneath the details of our daily lives there is a great and loving power who guides our lives and their details. God makes of “little things” the means by which we arrive at full union with God.
The surest sign that we are coming closer to a true understanding of God is our becoming more like Jesus, more gentle and understanding, more forgiving and long-suffering, more willing to put ourselves out for others. These are fruits of the Spirit of Jesus. Jesus always moved under the inspiration of the Spirit no matter what his circumstances. His inner contact with his Father in the Holy Spirit enabled him to fulfill his Father’s saving purpose.
I need to see each situation in my life as you see it, Lord. I can do this only if I keep my eyes on you. Guide me by your Spirit to choose what you would choose and do what you would do.