Saturday, October 01, 2016

How long, O Lord? I cry for help but You do not answer!

“For the vision is yet for the appointed [future] time.
It hurries toward the goal [of fulfillment]; it will not fail.
Even though it delays, wait [patiently] for it,
Because it will certainly come; it will not delay."  (Habakkuk 2: 3 AMP)

The above promise from the Prophet Habakkuk should make your heart leap for joy if you are waiting on God for any favors.
You should do well to anticipate delays.  Do not act like Saul, the first king of Israel.  He waited for seven days and quit.  David waited until the Lord came.  Waiting is the normal.  But God promises that no matter how long it takes, your answer will surely come.  It will be punctual.  Not a moment late.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we trust in You. Have mercy on us and the whole world.

"All things serve you."  (Psalm 119 : 91 NIV)

"I know that you can do all things,
and that no purpose of yours can be hindered."  (Job 42: 2 NABRE)

The two scriptures above express the most profound insight into who God is and how He works in the world He created.
Note that everything serves Him in some mysterious way. (Psalm 119 : 91) There is no exception to this.  God is all powerful, so powerful that He can do anything He wants.  Nobody can say to Him, "What are You doing?  Why are You doing this?"  He is not accountable to anybody.
Inspite of His incredible might and power, God prefers to be known for His weakness, that is His Mercy and tender love.
Jesus revealed to St Maria Faustina the image of His Divine Mercy.  He instructed her to have written at the bottom of the image:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

O Lord, You read all my thoughts!

"O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me."  (Psalm 139: 1 NLT)

Does the thought that God knows everything about you make you uncomfortable?  Do you feel like some dark force is standing behind you watching every move you make?  I felt this way in the days of my shame.  Now my best scriptures are those which reveal how intimately God knows me.  (Cf Revelation 3: 8).  God is familiar with all our ways.  (Psalm 139 : 3)

"Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart
And do not rely on your own insight or understanding."  (Proverbs 3: 5 AMP)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bless the Lord, all you angels, you ministers, who do his will.

"Bless the Lord, all you his angels, mighty in power, fulfilling his word and heeding his voice."  (Cf Psalm 103: 20 RM)

We celebrate today the feast of the Archangels: Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.


St. Michael the Archangel, 
defend us in battle. 
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. 
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, 
and do thou, 
O Prince of the heavenly hosts, 
by the power of God, 
thrust into hell Satan, 
and all the evil spirits, 
who prowl about the world 
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Whoever wishes to come after Me, must deny himself.

“No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”  (Luke 9: 62 NIV)

What do you depend on security in life?  Spouse, family, money, job, etc?   Jesus says that the Kingdom of God is a pearl of greatest price.  (Matthew 13: 46)  Seek first the kingdom with all your heart, mind, will and strength, then ask for anything and it shall be given you abundantly.  (Matthew 6 : 33)

“Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”  (Luke 9: 60)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Trials produce perseverance and hope of glory.

“Why did I not perish at birth,
and die as I came from the womb?"  (Job 3: 11 NIV)

These are words of Job, a man who experienced terrible suffering. 
Have you ever wondered why there is so much suffering in the world? Job was a good godly man who nevertheless tasted the bitter waters of tribulations.   Jesus, the sinless Son of God cried from the cross "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"  (Matthew 27: 46)

God wants us to consider all trials as discipline.  (Hebrews 12: 7)  God is training you as a son,  preparing you for glory like Job and Jesus.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Watch out for those who are against you in the Journey to eternal life.

"Whoever is not against you is for you.”  (Luke 9: 50)

Who are those people who may be against you?
Anyone keeping you away from Jesus, from His grace and mercy is against you.  That person may be the boss who schedules you to work on Sunday.  The spouse who keeps you from Eucharistic celebration on Sunday to go shopping, watching games, fishing or some other frivolity.  Devious friends who show little respect for Jesus and indulge much in gossiping.  They are against you and your eternal salvation.   Some places that are against you include casinos and night clubs.

Many who are for you are to be found in the Household of God, the foundation and pillar of truth.   (1 Timothy 3: 15)