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This Is How I Fight My Battles

This Is How I Fight My Battles

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

Saturday of the Thirty Third Week of Ordinary Time

This Is How I Fight My Battles

I see your perseverance and I am rewarding you in advance for that. Just so you not be distressed, I will mention a little detail which pleases me and is for your merit. Many people in your neighborhood have known you for years. You have fought your great battles before their eyes. Many admire you and even your enemies speak of you with respect. I am pleased to hear that. A mother is pleased to hear one of her children is recognized as being good. And you are my daughter, twice over. (Mary) (November 19, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Blessed be the LORD, my rock,
who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war. (Psalm 144)

Prayer Meditation: Lord why is it that everyday is just a battle! Life on earth is just a battlefield. Every day it is always something- family difficulties, work problems, financial concerns, illness, and just feeling down and discouraged if we take it all in without Your Help. And we wonder where You are!  But Lord You promise us in today’s Psalm that You train our hands for battle, our fingers for war! And You see us, fighting our great battles even if nobody else sees. Lord, there is a song called Surrounded by Michael W. Smith which goes like this over and over-  this is how I fight my battles!  And the song starts with Isaiah 61:3- that we are to put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. So let us praise You in all circumstances and pick up our weapons, The Holy Rosary because our fingers are indeed trained for war when we unite ourselves with You and the Blessed Mother! Because the battle belongs to You! (1 Samuel 17:47)