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Falling From Stability

Falling From Stability

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures

Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

Falling From Stability

A few hours later, the troubles of the Evil One began. If the Lord Jesus had not told me ahead of time, I do not know how I would have remained stable in confronting these revolting thoughts. (Elizabeth) (Diary Page 184)

Today’s Readings: Therefore, beloved, since you are forewarned,
be on your guard not to be led into the error of the unprincipled
and to fall from your own stability.
But grow in grace
and in the knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
To him be glory now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Peter 3)

Prayer Meditation: Lord we are warned again and again in Your Word that we have an enemy of our souls who roars like a prowling lion looking for souls to devour (1 Peter 5:8). In these days of tumult it can seem like this enemy is in overdrive. In times of crisis and high anxiety how easy it indeed is to fall from our own stability into weakness, faults, and sins. How can we keep the big picture in mind when we seem to be fending off one threat after another. But Lord, You want us at peace because even these times are not a surprise to You! Lord how patient You have been in waiting for the prodigals to return. Lord, we are not in control of these times but we can guard our own hearts so that we grow in grace and knowledge of You, our only stability. We do this in prayer- Lord help us to pray with confident trust. May our lips pray together to gain mercy from The Eternal Father- have mercy on us and on the whole world!