Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Acts 14:19-28, Psalm 145:10-13, 21, John 14:27-31


Acts 14:19-28, Psalm 145:10-13, 21, John 14:27-31

Acts 14:19-28

Beloved, in these verses we see how Christian disciples must lead their lives. We are called to strengthen and encourage one another in the faith in order that we may remain firm in it. You revealed that we must expect trials for they will surely come our way and through them we will enter the Kingdom of God. Prayer and fasting should be the norm. We must share our common experiences so that all Christians will know how powerfully God is at work in us and in His Church.

Psalm 145:10-13, 21

Praise and good works in accordance with Your will my Lord must be an integral part of our life. You are constantly at work blessing us and giving us all we need to live lives pleasing to God.  All creation rightly gives You praise and as Your creatures we ought to never cease praising You. In this way all will know how good, kind and loving You are.

May every breath I breathe until my last give You glory, praise and honor my Lord and my God.

John 14:27-31

My Beloved, You have taught us that obedience is better than sacrifice. We are called to do exactly what God desires us to. In order to know His will we need to be attentive. We ought to be at peace, we ought to receive the peace that You came to give us. Peace in a world that is in discord. A peace that is so imbued in us that nothing can take it away. We need not be afraid or troubled because You ask us not to fear. 

There is no need to permit the world to steal what belongs to us. You showed us how to love - perfect love conforms our will to the will of the Beloved just as You conformed Your will to that of Your Father because You love Him. You came to teach us God's will for us, to reveal the Father's love for us and to lay down Your life in perfect obedience to His will. Your love was not just talk You accomplished all that the Father sent You into the world to do.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Thank You.

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