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Sunday, November 30, 2014

How can we take Jesus’ light and let it shine this Advent season? - Daily Bible Reflections November 29,2014


BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
 
“Be careful not to let yourselves become occupied with too much feasting and drinking and with the worries of this life, or that Day may suddenly catch you like a trap.” – Luke 21:34
 
I have a friend who is already undergoing dialysis at the age of 30. He spends almost P10,000 a week for his treatment.
       His unhealthy lifestyle of drinking and eating salty junk food destroyed his renal system. We talked once and he cried in regret for not taking care of his body. Now, he can no longer enjoy eating and drinking because his diet is severely restricted upon his doctor’s orders. What a pity.
       Similar to our spiritual life, we can’t take for granted our relationship with God. As early as possible, we should nurture it for we don’t know when the end of our biological lives will come.
       As we approach the Advent season, let it be a time of finding joy in prayer. Cardinal Chito Tagle said, “If you spend six hours going around to shop, you should spend at least six hours in prayer in order to find true joy.” I am confident to say that one way to escape the miseries of evil and the weariness of life is to indulge ourselves in spiritual activities like worship, the Eucharist and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Do it, my friend… before it’s too late! Dho Rimando (dougsterrimando@yahoo.com.ph)
 
Reflection: How can we take Jesus’ light and let it shine this Advent season?
 
Lord, Your joy is always my strength. Teach me to have a humble and contrite heart as I follow You.
 
Servant of God John of Montecorvino, pray for us.

Simplicity will point you to where, what and who the gold is in your life - God Whispers November 30,2014


I wrote the “map of happiness” on the ordinary parchment of simplicity — like a treasure map written on recycled brown paper. If you want to discover the depths of your soul, simplify.


It’s not complicated,
God


P.S. Simplicity will point you to where, what and who the gold is in your life.

People measure your worth by what you own, but really, they should be more concerned about what you do with what you have - God Whispers November 29, 2014


People measure your worth by what you own, but really, they should be more concerned about what you do with what you have.


Be your best,
God


P.S. I’ve given you different gifts, according to My grace (Romans 12:5). Make the most of it.

Friday, November 28, 2014

“Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.” – Luke 21:33 - Daily Bible Reflections November 28,2014


A GREAT ADVENTURE
 
“Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.” – Luke 21:33
 
I have been reading the Bible almost on a daily basis since 1991, when I had my conversion experience after a Life in the Spirit Seminar. I do not boast of this habit because I often compare what I do to a dirty man who dashes through a shower — instead of soaking in the bath — to remove the dirt in him.
     In spite of my weaknesses and failures, reading Scripture has changed me from within. Of course, the fact that I could even read the Bible for a period of time is a great grace already, which I believe I received during that seminar. For before that time, I just couldn’t understand the Bible, no matter how hard I tried.
       In mid-2012 up to early 2013, I attended a Catholic Bible Study based on The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study by Jeff Cavins. And once again, I re-learned and got deeper insights into God’s love, His wonderful plan for humanity, the gift Jesus left behind through the Catholic Church, etc. I was once again changed.
       Do you read the Bible? Please do. Ask the Lord to give you the grace to love His Word. And if you are already reading Scripture, then dig deeper. Learn some more. It is indeed a great adventure — and it will take us to the Kingdom that will not end. Joy Sosoban-Roa (jsosoban@gmail.com)
 
Reflection: “So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me void but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)
 
Speak to me, Lord, through Your words in Scripture.
 
St. James of Marche, pray for us.

Hope is the oxygen of the soul. Even when pain seems like its got you in a chokehold, keep your hope up and you will breathe again - God Whispers November 28,2014


Hope is the oxygen of the soul. Even when pain seems like its got you in a chokehold, keep your hope up and you will breathe again.


Promise Keeper,
God


P.S. Hope does not put you to shame, because My love has been poured out into your hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to you (Romans 5:5).

Thursday, November 27, 2014

You are more than the brand of your watch, the logo on your shoes or the name of your car. Deeply respect and value yourself. - God Whispers November 27,2014


You are more than the brand of your watch, the logo on your shoes or the name of your car. Deeply respect and value yourself because of the masterpiece I’ve created you to be and people around you will sense that, too.


Your Maker,
God


P.S. You are worth more than your wealth

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

You don’t need to have all the answers before you obey. Often, your obedience will bring you the clarity you long for - God Whispers November 26,2014


You don’t need to have all the answers before you obey. Often, your obedience will bring you the clarity you long for.


Keep the main thing the main thing,
God


P.S. There are blessings for obedience.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Are you loving this world too much? It’s more fun in God’s heavenly Kingdom, so you’d better shape up and prepare for that - Daily Bible Reflections November 25, 2014


DILLY-DALLY NOT!
 
For the time to reap has come… – Revelation 14:15
 
We travel a lot. Although my husband never complains, I know one of the things he doesn’t like about me is that I love to dilly-dally. I always pack things and fix myself at the last minute, so he ends up waiting until I am all set and ready.
       I am sure the Lord is way more understanding and patient than my husband, but when the time comes that He needs to get me and take me Home, I hope that I’ll be totally prepared and ready. Surely, I cannot ask God to wait!
       We are all travelers in this world and have yet to reach our final destination. Let’s enjoy the journey, but let us also make sure that we are geared up to face the Lord when it’s time for Him to call us. He has given us a lifetime to prepare for His coming, so let us not waste time fooling around. After all, we really don’t know when He will come.
       Let’s live each day always ready, in anticipation of that glorious moment when we will finally see Him face to face. Jane Gonzales-Rauch (mgr516@gmail.com)
 
Reflection: Are you loving this world too much? It’s more fun in God’s heavenly Kingdom, so you’d better shape up and prepare for that.
 
Lord Jesus, I look forward to spending eternity with You. Help me to get ready and make me worthy to be with You forever.
 
St. Columban, pray for us.
 

Monday, November 24, 2014

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” (Winston Churchill) - Daily Bible Reflections November 24,2014


GENEROSITY GOES A
LONG WAY
 
“I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest.” – Luke 21:3
 
There was a missionary in Hong Kong named John Bechtel who wanted to start a Christian camp for evangelization.
       A bankrupt, multimillion-dollar hotel became available for sale so he made an offer to buy the property. He then went around the world to raise the money he would need.
       Unfortunately, no one was willing to help and he returned to Hong Kong hopeless. Then one day, he got a letter from a young girl that included $1 and a note saying she wanted him to use this to purchase the camp. He prayed and took the girl’s $1 to the real estate closing and the company decided to accept the $1 as full payment! Since the camp first opened, over a million people have been blessed by their experience during their stay.
       In today’s Gospel, we are challenged to give not from our surplus. Just like the message of the poor widow and the young girl, it’s not about the amount you give but the love you put into it that matters. JC Libiran (jclibiran@ymail.com)
 
Reflection: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” (Winston Churchill)
 
Jesus, make my life a testimony of Your generosity.
 
St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, pray for us.

Are you getting tired of evangelizing others, especially your loved ones? Persevere! Charity begins at home - Daily Bible Reflections November 23,2014


Solemnity of Christ the King
 
STAY AWAKE
 
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. – 1 Corinthians 15:20
       Knock, knock, knock! The short but brisk raps at the door became louder. I opened the door and my brother fell to the floor with a heavy thud.
       “Oh, my God! What happened to you? Who did this?” He was unrecognizable. He had black eyes and bruises on his face, his shirt torn into pieces.
       “I was held up by a guy in the jeepney and when I tried to fight back, his companion attacked me and...” He passed out, not from the beating, but because he was drunk!
       As usual, I gave a lengthy sermon, nagging him to give up the bottle because it’ll never do him any good. It wasn’t the first time he had gotten into this kind of trouble. The worst was when barangay patrolmen found him hogtied in his underwear in a grassy area in Taguig. They took him to the hospital for treatment.
       As his big sister, I never wavered in evangelizing him even if I seemed to be a broken record. But it paid off.
       When our father died of alcohol-related illnesses, my brother started to change. Aside from giving up alcohol, he started going to church. Today, my brother and his family are regular attendees of The Feast in Alabang. Beth A. Corral (bethcorral_0330@yahoo.com)
 
Reflection: Are you getting tired of evangelizing others, especially your loved ones? Persevere! Charity begins at home.
 

Lord, grant me the grace to always proclaim Your love and goodness to others, especially those closest to me.
 
St. Clement I, pope and martyr, pray for us.

Sometimes, the company makes all the difference in the journey - God Whispers November 23,2014


Life will never go as you planned, but as long as we’re together, I promise you it will be beautiful.


Enjoy every minute,
God


P.S. Sometimes, the company makes all the difference in the journey.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

People will irritate you. Love them anyway. People will betray you. Trust them anyway. People will disappoint you. Believe in them anyway - God Whispers November 22,2014


People will irritate you. Love them anyway. People will betray you. Trust them anyway. People will disappoint you. Believe in them anyway.


Be the bigger person,
God


P.S. I know all your failures, flaws and weaknesses but I love and trust you anyway.

Do you live your life keeping in mind that there is an eternal life? - Daily Bible Reflections November 22,2014

RAISED FROM DEATH
 
They are children of God, because they are the ones who will rise. – Luke 20:36
 
Have you ever been to the underground river in Palawan? Oh, it is wonderful. When my family went there, I became afraid as we entered the cave in a small boat. It was so dark. The only light was the one the boatman had. Without it, we were in total darkness.
       But as we went along, I prayed for peace. I began to appreciate the beautiful rock formations we saw and, of course, the experience   itself. My fear was gone. I was so glad I went with my family. If I had given in to my fear, I would have missed such an experience.
       Like what happened to me in the undergound river, there are moments when we have to die to ourselves if we want to experience the real beauty of life.
       And as I allowed the Lord to change my fearful heart into a peaceful one, we have to also allow Him to transform us into the children of God that we ought to be. That way, when we finally face our death, our living God will raise us to live with Him forever. Ma. Luisa De la Cruz (theessence_byluisa@yahoo.com)
 
Reflection: Do you live your life keeping in mind that there is an eternal life?
 
Reveal to me, dear Holy Spirit, what needs to be purified in me. Help me to change my ways so I can be worthy of eternal life with God. Amen.
 
St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr, pray for us.
 

Friday, November 21, 2014

How many people do you want to reach with your message? Offer your talent to God and let Him take you to places you’ve never expected - Daily Bible Reflections November 21,2014


Memorial of the Presentation of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
 
REACH FARTHER THAN
YOUR GRASP
 
“You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.” – Revelation 10:11
 
       “I’m gonna sing with them one day.” That was my vow at the age of 14 as I watched our adult music ministry worship the Lord during our community’s prayer meeting. It was my highest goal at the time — to serve God on stage with my talents. I eventually did that, but the Lord had bigger plans for me.
       Today, I serve God on a much larger stage as a full-time servant of the Light of Jesus Family. I’m the creative director of Shepherd’s Voice Radio and Television Foundation, the media office that produces all the radio, TV and Internet programs of Bo Sanchez, and mounts all the big events of the Light of Jesus Family. I’m also editor of FiSH magazine, a magazine that over 40 schools subscribe to nationwide. I’ve preached God’s Word at live gatherings here and abroad and also on an Internet program called Preacher in Blue Jeans (preacherinbluejeans.com) with other fantastic preachers. I’m using my talents in ways I never dreamed of, reaching people I never imagined I’d be in touch with.
       Truly, nothing can stop God’s Word from reaching His people far and wide if only enough of us would offer our lives to His service. George Tolentino Gabriel (george.svp@gmail.com)
 
Reflection: How many people do you want to reach with your message? Offer your talent to God and let Him take you to places you’ve never expected.
 
Lord, use me to bless Your people.
 
St. Gelasius, pray for us.

Every day, be grateful. Every day, think positive. Every day, love - God Whispers November 21,2014



Every day, be grateful. Every day, think positive. Every day, love.


Have a great day,
God


P.S. Each day lived this way makes a lifetime of love

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What can you do that can make our Father in heaven glad? - Daily Bible Reflections November 20,2014


THE PRIVILEGED ONE
 
For the Lord takes delight in his people, honors the poor with victory. – Psalm 149:4
 
For most of my life, I thought that being less fortunate begets humility. That one can’t be proud when there are others around him who prove to be more privileged or talented.
       There was a time when I had a failed relationship and I became insecure about many things. I was self-conscious about the way I looked and how others saw me. I was so sold into thinking that I wasn’t worthy of anything better than my current situation. I felt doomed.
       But I prayed with my heart and hoped that days would turn out brighter. Then slowly, I started to feel the air that I breathed. I noticed the thick calf muscles that made me stand sturdy. I perceived my tongue that allowed me to taste every bit of salt, pepper and spices that touched it. I appreciated that I was alive! The months that followed saw me making 1,200-meter laps in the pool, doing more heartfelt renditions of my songs, taking care of my relationships more deeply, and appreciating each new day.
       God healed me inside. And these days, instead of wallowing in self-pity or insecurity, I tell myself how privileged I am. After all, I’m a child of God. Eugene Cailao (eugenecailao@gmail.com)
 
Reflection: What can you do that can make our Father in heaven glad?
 
In all of life’s misfortunes, Lord, please help me to see the blessing and the strength that only You can bestow.
 
St. Edmund Rich, pray for us.

Give people elbowroom to make mistakes and to grow. Be kind with the slow and the dull. Be compassionate to all - God Whispers November 20,2014


Give people elbowroom to make mistakes and to grow. Be kind with the slow and the dull. Be compassionate to all.


Good morning,
God


P.S. Kindness trumps efficiency all the time.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Who do you worship? Do you worship your money? Your position? Your boyfriend? Or do you worship the Father in heaven who knows you completely? - Daily Bible Reflections November 19,2014


A WAY OF LIFE
 
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” – Revelation 4:11
 
       My friend was going to lead worship at The Feast for the first time so he asked me for advice. In reply, I asked him just one question, “How do you pray at night?”
       He looked at me with a confused expression. Perhaps he was expecting a supernatural answer.
       I asked him that because it was effective for me. The way I talk to God every night just gets amplified when I hold the microphone and lead a crowd in worship.
       During my prayer time, I shower Him with praises, glorify Him to the highest, and acknowledge that I am made to worship Him. When I take a break from work, I just plug in my earphones and listen to worship songs. After that, I feel relaxed.
       In difficult situations, I play worship songs and I feel God hugging me as His love overflows and peace fills my heart. 
       Worship isn’t something you do when you’re tasked to lead worship in a prayer meeting. Worship is a way life. Jan Carlo Silan (jan@makatifeast.com)
 
Reflection: Who do you worship? Do you worship your money? Your position? Your boyfriend? Or do you worship the Father in heaven who knows you completely?
 
Lord, You are worthy of all my praise. I live this life to worship You. I pray that this way of life will touch other people’s lives through genuine service to them.
 
St. Agnes of Assisi, pray for us.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

“The promise (of seeing God) surpasses all beatitude… In Scripture, to see is to possess. Whoever sees God has obtained all the goods of which he can conceive.” (St. Gregory of Nyssa) - Daily Bible Reflections November 18,2014


Dedication of the Churches of Sts. Peter
and Paul, Apostles
 
JESUS ENCOUNTER
 
“Come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” – Luke 19:5
 
       Our two popes, Benedict XVI and Francis, have one virtue in common: humility. The first was humble enough to resign from the papacy because he could no longer function well due to old age. The other asked the crowd in Rome to bless him first before he gave his first papal blessing.
       Humility is the willingness to bow down in any circumstance. Zacchaeus, a high official of his day, was quick to respond to Jesus’ call to come down from the sycamore tree and receive the Master at his house. Right then and there, Zacchaeus encountered Jesus, felt His love and received salvation. His transformation was instant.
       We don’t need to climb to the top to be able to see God. Like  in our story today, God will make the effort to meet us halfway. “The Son of Man has come to seek and save the lost.” I know this to be true when I was forced to give up my ambition to be a famous scriptwriter after I had a stroke in 2003. I humbly detached myself from mundane concerns and focused on seeking the Lord in a more intimate way, through prayer and service. Banjoy N. Santillan (pasantillan58@yahoo.com)
 
Reflection: “The promise (of seeing God) surpasses all beatitude… In Scripture, to see is to possess. Whoever sees God has obtained all the goods of which he can conceive.” (St. Gregory of Nyssa)
 
Lord, let me bow down in humility that You may live gloriously in my life forever.
 
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, pray for us.

The greatest joys in this world are free - God Whispers November 18,2014


Consistently do the basics. Every morning, enjoy My embrace. Every morning, chew on My Word. Every morning, revel in My presence.


Yours,
God


P.S. The greatest joys in this world are free.

Monday, November 17, 2014

To the faithful, God is faithful. To the loyal, God is loyal - Daily Bible Reflections November 17,2014


PLANTING AND
REAPING
 
They are a like tree planted near streams of water that yields its fruit in season; its leaves never wither.... – Psalm 1:3
 
Sowing the seeds of good, hard work for a company reaps rewards. My brother had worked for a Taiwanese company for more than 20 years. He earned the respect of his boss because he excelled at his job.
       My brother was already working for another company when he and his family went to Taipei for a vacation. He wondered if his former company was still around so he searched the Internet and found a number which he used to get in touch with his old boss. When he learned that my brother was in town, he treated his whole family as if they were royalty.
       He sent a chaffeur-driven luxury van to tour them around the interesting sights of the city and brought them to Taipei 101, once the tallest building in the world. They were fed like kings and queens. The chauffeur was with them until late that evening. After that, his former boss even gave him money to spend during their stay in Taipei.
       It’s like working in God’s vineyard. When we sow goodness, we reap our rewards in heaven from our Heavenly Boss. Donna EspaƱa (donna@homeliving.com.ph)
 
Reflection: To the faithful, God is faithful. To the loyal, God is loyal.
 
Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness to us. We believe that rewards beyond our expectation await us who work in Your vineyard.
 
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, religious, pray for us.
 

Never envy the wicked! Soon they fade away like grass and disappear. Trust in God instead (Psalm 37:1-3)


Never envy the wicked! Soon they fade away like grass and disappear. Trust in Me instead (Psalm 37:1-3).


Rejoice,
God


P.S. You may suffer in the hands of the wicked but I, the God of Justice, will prevail.

Never forget that doing good is a reward in itself - God Whispers November 16,2014


Sometimes, doing the right thing feels like you’re being penalized for doing good. But really, nothing compares to the blessing I give to the righteous.


Choose life,
God


P.S. Never forget that doing good is a reward in itself.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Instead of asking why, ask yourself the question, “What is this experience teaching me?” - God Whispers November 16,2014


Instead of asking why, ask yourself the question, “What is this experience teaching me?”


Look forward to great things,
God


P.S. Learn all you can.

What are your complaints to God regarding your physical features, gifts and talents? Turn them into praise - Daily Bible Reflections November 16,2014

THE BEST OF ME!
 
“To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability.” – Matthew 25:15
 
Why did God give more talents to some and less to others? Why is Sam on centerstage and I’m just in the backroom? Why is Tim the lead-role type and I’m just the sidekick?
       This could have been the questions of David, the forgotten son of Jessie, until the Goliath episode unfolded. It could have been Gideon’s until the angel pushed him out of hiding to vanquish the Midianites. It could have been Simon’s, until Jesus called him Peter to be the head of the Church. The list goes on.
       You don’t need what others have to fulfill your destiny. You have what you need. When God created you, He matched you with your world. He decided what your purpose would be.
       If you need to be taller, you would have been taller. Quit despising what you have. Stop complaining about what you don’t have. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
       I’m anointed to be me and you are anointed to be you. Nobody can beat me at being me. Combine your natural and God’s super “powers”, and together you can do the supernatural.
       Then, my friend, you’ll overcome, and will accomplish more than you ever thought possible. Jon Escoto (faithatworkjon@gmail.com)
 
Reflection: What are your complaints to God regarding your physical features, gifts and talents? Turn them into praise.
 
Father, let me discover the beauty of the way You created me. May I thank You more for it, and may I fulfill Your purpose. Amen.
 
St. Margaret of Scotland, pray for us.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The earth is God’s gift to us. Are you a steward of that gift? - Daily Bible Reflections November 14,2014


ONDOY, SENDONG AND PABLO
“And the flood came...” – Luke 17:27
Do you know these names? That’s what I ask our kababayanshere in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) whenever I’m invited to speak at their occasions. The destructive typhoons Ondoy, Sendong and Pablo and other natural calamities that hit the Philippines in recent years have qualified us to be among the top five disaster-prone countries in the world.
         Disasters are magnified when people are not prepared. And this applies to our finances as well. When a family doesn’t handle its money properly, that’s a disaster that carries a heavy social cost. That’s why here in the UAE, we are planting the seeds of financial literacy among OFWs through the Pinoy W.I.S.E. (Worldwide Initiative for Investments, Savings and Entrepreneurship) Movement. The Bayanihan Council, the umbrella association of Filipino organizations, spearheads this project.
       Floods, calamities and trials will surely come into our lives. And for this, Jesus reminds us to build on solid rock. When we anchor our lives upon Him, come hell or high water, we are safe. Grace Relucio Princesa ( grprincesa@yahoo.com)
Reflection: The earth is God’s gift to us. Are you a steward of that gift?
Lord, may I remember to offer to You my love and care for the world that You gave us.
St. Dyfrig, bishop, pray for us.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Do you want to become a missionary for God? Start your mission within yourself - Daily Bible Reflections November 13,2014


THE KINGDOM IN YOU
 
“No one will say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’; because behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.” – Luke 17:21
 
         To finish my masteral degree, I made an experimental study where my primary specimens were albino rats. I had to go down to Manila from Baguio every weekend just to buy them since pet stores in our city occasionally sell this.
       Then, my thesis adviser suggested that I breed these animals at home instead. At first, it was a challenge but eventually, I was able to produce more rats for my research. This saved me both money and time until I completed my study.
       Just like the Kingdom of God, I believe that we don’t have to frequent Rome or Jerusalem to feel the true spirit of Christianity. We don’t always have to do great things for God to assure ourselves that we will be saved. I believe we can “breed” the eternal happiness and peace of the Kingdom of God within our ordinary lives because we are temples of His Holy Spirit. Our service for the Lord can start in our homes. This we can do by making things “straight” in our personal lives and becoming “little lights” to our loved ones and friends as we practice the values Christ taught us. And as long as we have the faith to believe in and trust the Lord always, we can always sit beside God’s eternal throne. Dho Rimando (dougsterrimando@yahoo. com.ph)
 
Reflection: Do you want to become a missionary for God? Start your mission within yourself.
 
Lord, You search much deeper within, through the way things appear. You’re looking into my heart…
 
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin, pray for us.

Extraordinary joy is yours when you relish the good thing in every moment - God Whispers November 13,2014


Extraordinary joy is yours when you relish the good thing in every moment.


Keep your eyes open,
God


P.S. Take a moment, and delight in goodness now.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Accept God’s healing by expanding your faith and believing in God’s capability to change your current reality - Daily Bible Reflections November 12,2014


HEAL ME, JESUS!
 
“Get up and go your way. Your faith has made you well.” – Luke 17:19
 
For years, I petitioned God to bless us with another child. One night, as I was uttering the same prayer, I felt God respond, “Before you ask for a baby, ask for healing.”
       It’s true. I don’t have the best health. I’ve seen so many doctors and, by far, the most helpful was my cardiologist who said, “Your heart is fine. I don’t want to see you in my clinic again!”
       After years of searching for a cure and failing to find even a diagnosis, I convinced myself that this is my lot in life and suffering is good for my soul. It took a while before I could bring myself to ask for healing. I was too afraid to hope.
       There’s no point in asking unless you believe with all your heart that a miracle will happen. God’s urging convinced me it is His will for me to be well.
       With that promise in mind, I finally gathered enough faith to ask. It has opened doors and, do I daresay, a path to recovery!
       Now I dare to ask, because I dare to believe in God’s power and mercy! Cecil Lim (cez_lim@yahoo.com)
 
Reflection: Accept God’s healing by expanding your faith and believing in God’s capability to change your current reality.
 
Lord, teach me to reach out to You in my need. Bring me health in body and spirit that I may serve You with all my strength.
 
St. Josaphat, bishop and martyr, pray for us.

Everything that happens in life are lessons. So use your tears to make you more mature. Stronger. Wiser - God Whispers November 12,2014


Everything that happens in life are lessons. So use your tears to make you more mature. Stronger. Wiser.


Rise up,
God


P.S. I’m taking you to the next level. Are you ready?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

You may fail. You may sin. You may mess up your life. But that doesn’t change the fact that you are God's child


You may fail. You may sin. You may mess up your life. But that doesn’t change the fact that you are My child.


Remember who you are,
God


P.S. Never forget, that your failures can never change your identity.

Real power is servanthood because you render your efforts to bless others as you submit to the Lordship of Jesus - Daily Bible Reflections November 11,2014

BOTTOMLINE
 
“So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’” – Luke 17:10
 
       There are three powerful drivers in the modern-day world: money, sex and power. We fully know the extent of their ugly influence over a person. They are like a poison that kills its victim slowly but surely.
       However, like venom, their substance can be reversed into an antidote. God, the Ultimate Inventor, can purify all these three into potent forces. When you subjugate them to the Lordship of Jesus, He’ll reverse their effect for His ultimate purpose.
       Bottom line, it’s not about money but stewardship.
       It’s not about sex but saintliness.
       It’s not about power but service.
      Stewardship, saintliness and service: These three are the core drivers and motivators that Jesus started.
       As His followers, we shall go where He wants us to go, do what He wants us to do, give what He wants us to give, and be what He wants us to be!
       Because ultimately, real provision, purity and power is His.
       There is supreme joy when at the end of the day we tell Him: “We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.” (Luke 17:10) Obet Cabrillas (kpreacherobet@gmail.com)
 
Reflection: Real power is servanthood because you render your efforts to bless others as you submit to the Lordship of Jesus.
 
Fill my life with Your grace today, O God, so that I can do what You want me to do, go where You want me to go, and give what You want me to give.
 
St. Martin of Tours, bishop, pray for us.

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