February 1, 2019 Friday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time-C

Hebrews 10:32-39

Psalm 37

Mark 4:26-34

You need endurance to do the will of God and receive what he has promised.  Heb. 10:36

By the Lord are the steps of a man made firm, and he approves his way.   Ps. 37:23

Lord, you used the sowing of seeds to teach us how the kingdom of God starts small and over time becomes a beautiful tree bearing fruit with even more seeds for additional fruit.  I remember how I came to know you and to believe in you as my Lord and my God.  It’s been a long road with ups and downs, good times and bad, weakness and strength.  Your light has become dim within me at times but you stayed with me and I endured those times.    Lord, I have not always been completely open to how you wanted my faith to develop because I chose my will over yours.  But somehow it has worked out and I am where I am.  Dear Jesus, continue to believe in me and to shed your grace upon me so I do not retreat but advance in holiness and trust in your way.  I have no idea what challenges today will bring.  But I do know you will be right at my side encouraging me to persevere and to look for how I can bear fruit for you.  Keep me close to you and all will be good.  Amen.