Devotional for Thursday June 30, 2022
Today will be a happy day for my life God willing. I claim it with all my strength and I will entrust myself to the Father in my morning prayers. I will conscientiously try not to sin in doing so, striving with all my heart. I will remember more of the positive parts of my life. I will smile at the hostile adversary even if it is difficult and I will go forward fully achieving my purpose.
Every day I will sing a song to God, one of those already forgotten by the modernism of the musical tracks. Those that are uplifting, and promote the soul softening the Spirit, and with it I will occupy my mind being a special reason for happiness.
Today, I will travel the Galaxy once more. I will cross outer space with my words of gratitude and adoration to God, depositing them before the throne of the Father. I will work in my occupations as a citizen of a better world, of that kingdom of God where we find ourselves.
I will be attentive to the murmur of the sea, to the chirping of the birds, to the whisper of the air among the trees... I will look at the sun with thanksgiving for the life that God helps to multiply. And the afternoon will fall with the sunset of the light, but today I will manage to spend a whole long day in the pleasant company of the angels and be busy without dismay in the search for happiness.
It, inaccessible and almost utopian, is within the reach of your possibilities and it is not dreamlike to achieve it by thinking of God, of the soul, of your loved ones with thanksgiving. I will strive to walk with Jesus Christ day by day and I will have the best recipe for a happy day. Try it yourself and you will see that it is potentially easy to achieve fulfillment.
Written by Sergio Gonzalez
Translated by Nelson Baires
Morning Psalm 16:11
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Noon Psalm 68:1-10
1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.
5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:
8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.
Evening Psalm 4:7
Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
Prayer Guide: [E.U. Diócesis Norte-Camden, NJ] and [Cuba-Tamarindo]
This month's challenge is: Think before you judge or act.
Ask yourself at all times: how would I want to be treated if I were in that condition? Always remember Jesus' advice: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Judge not, and you will not be judged: condemn not, and you will not be condemned: forgive, and you will be forgiven."