THE GOD OF MIRACLES-JESUS CHRIST ALIVE AND WAITING FOR YOUR PRAYERS

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In this report, the mother by opening her bible set God’s will in motion and Jesus raised her up to help her two children. All survived, this is no coincidence and only the work of God.The God of impossibilities who makes things possible, all glory and honour to God and Jesus Christ.  God can work for you too.

Miracles happen everyday but scepticism and spiritual blindness get in the way .

WHAT IS PRAYER?

Prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.1God the creator of all things is in command and in control of everything. Jesus Christ is Lord of all that God created. Prayer is our link to our creator God. When we pray to God, we attract God’s favour and through Jesus Christ we set God’s will in motion. Prayer is applied through the words we speak.  Our words are productive, setting things in motion and maintaining the momentum of what we have set in motion. We are told by the Lord in 1 Thess 5:17 to pray without ceasing.  God wants us to pray continually.(Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Surrender to God and he will grant you the desires of your heart.

Proverbs 15:6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

 

 

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WAR LEAVES A STAIN, PEACE CLEANS IT UP!

PARIS IS NOT AT WAR!!!!! THE PEOPLE OF PARIS SHOULDN’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS.  MY HEART IS BREAKING AS I ADD THIS, BECAUSE NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO ENDURE SUCH DISRESPECT AND DESTRUCTION TO THE MORALE AND SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE OF PARIS. AN ATTACK ON PARIS IS AN ATTACK ON THE FREEDOMS OF THE WORLD. I THOUGHT WE LIVED IN A DEMOCRACY NOT IN AN AUTOCRACY!  YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.

I BELIEVE THAT ONLY GOD CAN HELP US GET THROUGH THIS.

Despite the immense evil of war, Jesus said it is inevitable that wars will continue until He returns (Mark 13:7-8), and He did not oppose earthly governments or their right to maintain armies (Matthew 8:5-10). 

God listens to prayer and the more people pray the better

PLEASE JOIN ME IN PRAYER FOR WORLD PEACE AND HELP FOR THOSE DISPLACED BECAUSE OF WAR. 

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.’
(Psalm 34:18)

We pray for all whose lives                                                                                                 have been touched by tragedy,
whether by accident
or a deliberate act.
For those who mourn,
immerse them in your love
and lead them through this darkness
into your arms, and light.
For those who comfort,
be in both the words they use
and all that’s left unspoken;
fill each heart with love.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
whose own suffering brought us life,
here and for eternity. Amen

©John Birch

 

Where do you get your validation from?

What I see today is many people who look for approval from their peers, it’s not necessarily a bad thing but consider this. To a degree we all have biases, a certain unfulfilled ambition, unresolved issues, disappointments, judgements and problems that can all cloud our judgements and decisions when we look to our peers for advice and validation.

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Our peers may be  people who may have a wealth of knowledge but may be experience or spiritually poor.  Where are they in their journey to strive for the truth? So how can advice or validation from anyone be what we need, or be the answer to our problems?

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I say we need validation from the higher one. The one who knew us before our parents had us, before the world even knew our name, before the world hated us for bearing his name.Image result for validation from God not peers

 

How do we get validation from God?  Make your path straight, repent, forgive, pray, give, acknowledge, praise, worship the one who died to know you. We ask for the answers we need and wait to hear from Him. Try it! It works!

MAY YOUR JOURNEY FOR THE TRUTH BE A PEACEFUL AND RIGHTEOUS ONE!

THE RITE OF RECONCILIATION-CONFESSION-RIGHT OR WRONG???

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Today, I had to take nine year old students from school, to Reconciliation to confess their sins to a priest. Many people nowadays, think that this is just not in keeping with the times, that it’s irrelevant and that it’s a waste of time.

Why do Catholics confess their sins to a priest, rather than going directly to God?
In James 5:16, God, through Sacred Scripture, commands us to “confess our sins to one another.” Notice, Scripture does not say confess your sins straight to God and only to God — it says confess your sins to one another.

In Matthew, chapter 9, verse 6, Jesus tells us that He was given authority on earth to forgive sins. And then Scripture proceeds to tell us, in verse 8, that this authority was given to “men”…plural.

The Bible tells us to confess our sins to one another. It also tells us that God gave men the authority on Earth to forgive sins. Jesus sends out His disciples with the authority on earth to forgive sins. When Catholics confess their sins to a priest, they are simply following the plan laid down by Jesus Christ. He forgives sins through the priest…it is God’s power, but He exercises that power through the ministry of the priest.

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Funny, because my students didn’t question Why? What? How? They were just a little nervous and anxious about telling their sins to a priest. But once I reassured them that God knows what’s in their heart, that God understands and knows everything about each and everyone of them, that if they forget their sins, God knows them all intimately anyway, they then calmed down. They knew they could do it.

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It was so gentle, quiet liturgical music playing in the background, students sitting and reading while waiting for their turn and then stepping up onto the altar, one at a time to sit with the priest side by side, just like having a conversation.

They sat and pondered, they sat and prayed, they sat and looked at the icons and images around the church, they knelt and prayed for their penance and they seemed calmer after we got back to class.

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Reconciliation is a gift from God. We should all embrace it and practice it because Jesus came to preach the message of love, forgiveness, healing, reconciliation, new life and fullness of life for every person. Jesus came to preach and to bring it about again not through violence, not through power, not through armies, not through war, but through forgiveness and love.

One might say that the students are too young. Wouldn’t you say that children should understand their actions and how they affect others? That their choices can have a huge impact on their family and friends, that in the eyes of God they are accountable? How beautiful is it to receive  God’s grace and forgiveness which can bring about healing? How fulfilling is it that we can all offload our bad choices, our sins and our hurts to Jesus and He will take them all away and restore us and help bring peace into our hearts?

Perhaps the benefits outweigh our reluctance towards this forgotten sacrament. Perhaps there may be less anxiety, less stress, sleeplessness, less fear and doubt, because all these do not come from God. That’s what the sacrament of Reconciliation does, it brings God’s light, love, forgiveness, building up of friendships, restoration, healing and peace through His SON Jesus Christ – the ultimate healer.

 A heart at peace is a heart at rest. Jesus takes away the pain the others can’t reach!

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THE ANSWER TO ALL THIS TURMOIL IS ABOVE

I don’t think I’m alone in  saying that there is turmoil in and around us right now! Increase in crime, suicides, unemployment, family abuse, robberies and break ins, carjacking, disrespect for authority and the law, disrespect for democracy, drug abuse, alcohol,  depression, anxiety, bullying, poverty, sexual/verbal abuse, homelessness.. and more. So  this is where progress and our increased freedoms have lead us to? GET ME OUT OF HERE!! Really…… who needs this kind of progress???? I say…… we are going backwards.

I remember a time when life was simpler, easier, less congested, uncomplicated and orderly. Society is too quick to throw out what was good from our past to make way for progress.

The latest IPhones, IPads, cars, holidays, designer attire, isn’t going to fulfill us(it might for a brief moment) I’m talking about something that is lasting, that inner peace that translates into good sleep, good relationships, happy families and a relationship with God.

I hope this video clip will help put things in perspective, that only when things are right with God can we be truly at peace. A heart at rest is a heart at peace. When our will is united with God’s will, then and only then can we have union with Him.

God gave Jesus dominion over this earth, God gave us His Son Jesus to help fight our battles. We need to have a heaven perspective not an earthly one, because the second brings destruction and the first brings us in union with our creator God.

PRAYER

Dear Father God, we thank You for this beautiful world we live in. Please help us to follow your Son Jesus as He will lead us to the absolute truth and through Him, we will be in union with You in heaven. AMEN

 

 

HE OPENS AND SHUTS DOORS

God has a plan for you,  He knitted you in your mother’s womb. He knows everything about you. Your plan for your life was mapped out before you were born.

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All you have to do is claim your inheritance. God opens doors for you but you have to recognise the opportunity and know that it’s the right path to pursue. How do we know that, you might ask? You have to pray and ask God to show you, if you don’t understand God’s messages, ask again and ask that the answer come in a way that you understand.

If still you have nothing, then you have to repent and forgive, as sin becomes blockages to hearing God’s Word. Our lives can be so cluttered and full that God’s messages cannot get through to us. Persist and the answer will come.

Sometimes the answer may come ever so gently that we miss it altogether, then continue to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to infill you afresh with the gifts of knowledge, wisdom and understanding.(See HOLY SPIRIT )

God does open doors, because He is a God of abundance. Have you had a stranger give you a kind word? A friend that came just at  the time that you needed them? A promotion that came just at the right time? Money, just turned up that you didn’t know you had? Well, I have had all these and I know they just weren’t coincidences. God set them in motion.

God closes doors too, even though you don’t want them closed. Something or someone suddenly stops or is out of your life.Why you might ask? Well, you don’t have the full picture and you cannot foresee what is to come, that door that was closed may not have been the best path for you, it could have lead to destruction or it may have been not what you needed.

This reminds me of a eulogy I heard many years ago of a father burying his teenage daughter because of her choices of partners. The daughter’s partner led her to drugs and on the first hit of heroine, the daughter died from an overdose. God did not interfere with the daughter’s choice and prior, her father gently warned the daughter of his suspicions, but they were ignored. The daughter’s choices and consequence of not listening to someone who loved her and had her best interests at heart, were devastating to say the least.

There was a huge gathering at this funeral and young teenage boys and girls listened intently to the father’s every word. With pain in his heart, the father didn’t even speak evil words about the daughter’s partner, he said….“God took the evil away from her, God the Father has her now and is looking after her instead”.     WOW!!!!! What powerful words indeed. His faith helped him understand that the door closed shut for his daughter because there was prolonged evil to come. As a mother of teenage daughters myself then, my heart was breaking, but the power in those words helped me understand how God permits certain things and removes other things from our lives as well.

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The daughter’s grades at school were excellent. She didn’t deserve to have her short life taken away. She had a very promising future ahead of her, but this highlights how our lives are very fragile and that those split second decisions can make or break us. But God does help us, He wants us all to prosper, but we need to stay close to Him, we need to have a relationship with Him, we need to pray.

Nothing happens in our lives if not to teach us something.

We have to trust God and allow Him to do His work. We have to surrender to HIM .

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