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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Flying with an Instrument of Peace

I love the message that Brenda provides every Thursday. I am happy that she allows me to share the wisdom.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal live.
This prayer asks us to seek to become greater than ourselves. "Make me an instrument of your peace." Greater than ourselves is that we are asking to work for God, for the human cause beyond ourselves. We are asking to work for God's peace, for creating justice and harmony here in the world. Let us not become so self absorbed in our own cares that we do not see the need to care for others. Let us show the divine spirit that is alive and working within our hearts to feel for others. 
When we take notice of the feelings of another person we come in contact with, we practice living love. We practice being an instrument of God's peace. I understand that doctors are practicing medicine, because all things do not work for all people. Yet, they are practicing what they know to have worked in the past, to bring about results in the future. There are trials, ups, downs and then they discover what works! and continue to apply those principles. Because every one is different, so are our needs. That is when a specialty comes in play. God specializes in those things that seem impossible.
He is the power that is present in our lives to produce the effect of love, hope, caring and giving.  Just when we give out - God gives in. He gives into our hearts the instrument that we can use to bring about the needed results of others who care. We may be hurting and in need of consolation, but somehow we can still find it in our hearts to console another. We may be misunderstood, but we can find it in our hearts to understand the needs of another. We stand in the need of a pardon ourselves; but it is when we pardon others; that we too are pardoned. 
You are in God's band. "The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: "He is good; his love endures forever."  Whatever God has given you to use as an instrument, use it for His glory.
Let us practice every day on how to be instruments of God's peace.
May God continue to bless you is my prayer.

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