Saturday, August 27, 2016

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart.

"Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to you all the day long.
O Lord, you are good and forgiving,
full of mercy to all who call to you."  (Cf Psalm 86: 3, 5 RM)

It is great to know that God is good and merciful.  I found myself in a distressing situation at work this afternoon.  Then I glanced at the image of Divine Mercy and cried out, "Have mercy on me Jesus."  I sensed these words in my heart:  "Be merciful yourself."  "Lord, whom will I be merciful to?"  "The person sharing this work with you."  OK.  I agreed.  At this point, I completely trusted Jesus for mercy and peace flooded my heart.  NEVER FORGET THE ABC OF MERCY.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Our soul waits for the Lord, who is our help and our shield.

"He chose what the world thinks is ·unimportant [insignificant; lowly] and what the world ·looks down on [despises] and thinks is nothing in order to destroy what the world thinks is ·important [something special].  God did this so that no one can ·brag [boast] in his presence."  (1 Corinthians 1: 28 -  29 EXB)

God's ways are not our ways.  God is mindful of the humble state of His servant.  (Luke 1: 48). He brings down rulers from their thrones and lifts up the humble.  (Luke 1: 52).
If you consider yourself unimportant and insignificant, rejoice.  God can use you.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Be vigilant at all times and pray, that you may have the strength to stand before the Son of Man.

"Since the bridegroom was long delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep."  (Matthew 25: 5 NABRE)

The Second Coming of Jesus is delayed on purpose so that many will be saved.  The End of the age will come suddenly without warning.  Delaying putting your house in order is a severe risk.  A word is enough for the wise.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

So too, you must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.

"Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come." (Matthew 24: 42 NABRE)

Let us stay awake through daily prayer and feeding on the word of God.  Stay awake through regular fellowship with the Household of God especially on Sundays.
Do not postpone building up your most sacred faith by saying "My master is long delayed."   The Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.

“Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”  (Revelation 21: 9 NIV)

Who is the Bride, the Wife of the Lamb? It is the Church which is becoming for all the nations the Sacrament of Salvation.  As we proclaim the salvation of God day by day and tell people His great glory, we participate actively in ushering the Kingdom of God.
Don’t be left behind.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The word of God is living and active, able to deliver comfort and strength to the soul every day.

"May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and in his grace gave us unfailing courage and a firm hope,  encourage you and strengthen you to always do and say what is good."  (2 Thessalonians 2: 16 -  17 GNT)

How do Jesus and Abba Father strengthen and encourage us?
First, we are given the word to live by every day. Secondly, we enjoy peace of heart and mind.  Last but not the least, we have the solid knowledge that our destiny lies in His hands.  Therefore nothing can ever shake us.  See that you stand firm on these truths.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

We always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of His calling.

"We ought always to thank God for you,brothers and sisters,[b] and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing."  (2 Thessalonians 1: 3 -  4 NIV)

Today is the feast of the Queenship of Mary.  Why should God crown Mary as Queen and Mother? Because He is God and can do anything.  Mary is the Queen Mother of the Son of God.  If Solomon can crown his mother Bethsheba Queen Mother, why not God?  (1 Kings 2: 19)