This is an excerpt taken from Patty Schneier’s talk “Prove it, God…and He did!”
Do I desire holiness? Do I even want it? Do I search for holiness in my life?
Do you search for holiness like a mother would search for her missing child?
Do you struggle for holiness as if your head were being held underwater, how that person would struggle and fight to come up for air with every ounce of his being? Do you struggle for holiness like that?
Holiness is being nothing more than what God intended me to be in my everyday life.
How can one become more holy in their day to day life? It starts with prayer.
A day without quiet, reflective, meditative prayer time everyday makes you spiritually dead.
Just take the daily readings of the church and unite your prayer time with Catholics all over the world and ask yourself “What does God want to say to me today?”
Holiness begins right here and right now. That’s your challenge. Not, “When my kids are grown or starting school.” Not, “As soon as we move into our new house.” or not “next year or next week.” You start your quest for holiness NOW.
Get a reflection or guidebook to help explain these readings so you’re not just guessing at their meaning.
Make a resolution – Pick one thing to think about, pray about, or do each day that will take you one step closer to living a holy life.
As busy as you may be, there is always time to pray. How much time a day do you dedicate to God? Is 30 minutes a day too much to ask?
Fit in Your Faith Today: Your challenge is the same as what was presented to Patty – Daily reflective meditative prayer is key to becoming closer to God. Without prayer, we are “spiritually dead.” Instill in your life this quiet time everyday. You’ll be surprised at how much your life will change after just a few weeks of this routine. If you already pray everyday, there is still no such things as praying too much. 🙂 Adoration, praying the rosary, reading spiritual literature, praying the Examen, bible studies, evangelizing, etc are more ways to seek a closer relationship with God as well.