This week is St. Patricks Day, my favorite holiday. As we surround ourselves with various shades of green along with three and four leaf clovers, I thought it would be worth reminding you that the clover was used to teach Catholic believers about the Trinity. This week, when you see a clover, I encourage you to ask yourself the following questions about each participant of the Trinity and your relationship to each component.
God: What role does God the Father play in your life personally? We are instructed in Scripture that we are to love the Lord our God more than anyone and anything. We are advised that we should not worship anyone or anything else other than God. Is there anything this week that is becoming an idol for you? Is there something that is taking you away from time you would otherwise spend with God? Is there a different relationship in your life you are putting ahead of your relationship with God? If you answered yes to any of these questions, take the opportunity to pray this week that God will help you put Him first in your life again.
Jesus: Jesus came to earth to teach us and model for us what it looks like to believe in God and follow the Lord. We can learn a lot about how God calls us to live our daily lives by studying the Scriptures about how Jesus lived His life and what we can learn from His teachings. This week, model your next action, comment, or thought after what Jesus modeled for you while here on earth. Live a life that glorifies Jesus!
Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is that powerful piece of the Trinity that nudges you, pushes you, pulls you, leads you, whispers to you, and guides you. Oh how I hope you take some time out from the world to be in tune with the Holy Spirit as it helps guide you in the direction you should go as a follower of the Lord. May you feel its gentle breeze in your heart, hear its gentle whisper in your ears, and trust the Spirit enough to obey.
""The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all." 2 Corinthians 13:14