Credo, the Latin for “I believe,” is a powerful word. It seems so basic to my faith, yet this fundamental starting block gets jumped over many times a day. When I wake up, do I believe God has a purpose for my day? Do I choose to believe this every morning, regardless of how I feel — that there is a loving, powerful God helping my every move? My whole self, physically and emotionally, can change if I take a second and choose “credo.” To remember that a good, just, and amazing God, full of all the wonderfully powerful, amazing and mysterious things he tells us about in scripture is in charge of my life. Before I pray, I can believe that God will speak to me, and he will hear my requests. Before starting work, “I believe”…that with God all things are possible. Before ending my day, I can believe that God has my very best interest in his heart.
Teach me to seek you,
for I cannot seek you unless you teach me,
or find you unless you show yourself to me.
Let me seek you in my desire,
Let me desire you in my seeking.
Let me find you by loving you,
let me love you when I find you. -St. Anselm