Saturday, September 22, 2012

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you

"When I am afraid,
in you I place my trust.
I praise the word of God;
I trust in God, I do not fear.
What can mere flesh do to me?"  (Psalm 56: 4 - 5)

Trust in God when you are afraid is the silver bullet that kills fear.  Try it. How?  You bring your fear to God in prayer.  Then you see what happens.

"Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.  Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."  (Philippians 4: 6 - 7)

Trust and Prayer destroy fear, worry and doubts.  Thank you Jesus!

Friday, September 21, 2012

I desire mercy, not sacrifice

"Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."  (Matthew 9: 13)

Lord, you desire mercy and not sacrifice.  You show me so much mercy.  Give me a merciful heart.  Help me this day to show mercy to everybody I meet in thought, word and deed.  Thank you Jesus.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

By the grace of God I am what I am

"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me has not been ineffective."  (I Corinthians 15: 10)

By the grace of God I am what I am.  I am my heritage, my inheritance, my gifts, my liabilities, my opportunities and my threats.  Thank you Lord.

By the grace of God I am where I am:  STM, Casa, SFJ.  Thank you Lord.

O Lord, help me to trust completely in your providence.  Open my eyes to see how your loving and powerful providence is turning everything for good for me.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh has nothing to offer

"It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life."  (John 6: 63)

The Holy Spirit is Lord and Giver of life.  All that you need is the Holy Spirit.  This is true because the Holy Spirit is the source of all inspiration and power.

O Lord, strengthen me in this Spirit, that I may never lose Him, never sadden Him, and never allow Him to become weaker in me.  Amen!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Be our strength every morning

"LORD, be gracious to us; for you we wait.
Be our strength every morning,
our salvation in time of trouble!"  (Isaiah 33: 2)

And the Lord's response:

"When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep."  (Luke 7: 13)

Lord you are full of mercy and compassion.  Help us today to be aware that you know where  we are and will help us.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Jesus Christ has absolute power to save us

"For I too am a person subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come here,’ and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it."  (Luke 7:8)

The centurion indicates from the above scripture that he understands the principle of authority and power.  Just as the centurion has learned to obey his superiors, he expects those under him to obey him.  From this premise, he applies the principle from what he knows intuitively about the person of Jesus.  Jesus embodies in His person the ultimate authority and power over creation.  His name is Jesus.  It says what it is and it does what it says.

Jesus Christ has the absolute power to save us from any situation.
"Therefore, he is always able to save those who approach God through him, since he lives forever to make intercession for them."  (Hebrews 7: 25)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it

"He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said* to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it."  (Mark 8: 34 - 35)

Dear Jesus,  again I pray:  reveal to me the mystery of the cross and help me to embrace and live it.  I want to share this gift with your people if this is your wish.  Thank you Jesus for I know you will hear this pray.  Amen.