I have spent my entire life in and around churches and people of faith, but I have not been a spiritual person. This is not to say that I have not been a believer, but I have never put any real thought into this belief.
Recently, there something happened in my family that made me really think on my faith and where I stand with God and where I should be with him. So, I started reading, and started praying hard. I came to REALLY believe, what I have believed all along. And as a result, I have wanted to start living the way that I am supposed to. Some of you may know that even though you may really want to change the way you live it is not an easy thing do (Actually, it is impossible to do it on our own). I read a great book called “Be A Man” by a Fr. Larry Richards and it gave me some insight, but I felt like I was not putting it into action successfully yet (except that I have successfully adding his advice on praying). I couldnt find out how God wanted me to do things differently in my daily life. Well, I got a simple answer today. And it come from two sources. I watched a movie on St. Therese and read a post by TimothyH on this forum which I believe the Holy Spirit was using to speak to me. TimothyH post was:
“Pray, put it in God’s hands and be faithful to the small things which God places in front of us each day - getting up on time, smiling when we don’t feel like smiling, praying when we want to go to bed instead, answering the phone when we know it will be that difficult customer on the other end of the line.
His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy. (Matthew 25:21)
Faithfulness in small matters. That is what we are called to do.”
The same thing is said in the movie. I have been reading, praying and going to daily mass (I am not even Catholic at this point) for the past few weeks and could tell that I am changed, but I am very young in my journey. Please pray for me and those in my position. I have a fire lit under me and I want to hold it.
I just wanted to share this with someone. Sorry for be long winded, I just got a great adrenaline rush, much like the ones I have been getting while reading and truly finding out the significance what it is that Christ did for us. God Bless.