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Colossians 3:12 by Florence D’Costa

This verse, I find very interesting.  Paul was in prison when he wrote to the Colossians.  So, what does Paul say here.  He addresses them as ‘God’s Chosen People’.  To belong to someone is very special.  It is a very special feeling.  And to belong to God is really awesome and especially to have the knowledge that God has hand picked and chosen them.  He further calls them ‘holy and dearly loved.’  When we are called ‘holy and dearly loved’ it gives us a feeling of being very close to God.  What is Paul telling them to do.  He is specifically telling them to clothe themselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  These qualities belonged to Jesus Christ.  Because Christ was compassionate, he always healed the sick, made the blind to see, fed the multitude, raised the dead to life etc….  He was God and yet he was humble.  He did not strut around in grand clothes.  He was God and yet he emptied himself of all his glory and was born as man in this world.  Philippians 2:7  but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Jesus Christ humbled himself by being born was a mere creature.  Jesus Christ was kind to children who had no status in those days.  He would gather them and he would show kindness and he would speak with them.  Matthew 11:29 – Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 18:26-27  26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, cancelled the debt and let him go.  Here we see that Christ was patient and he forgave….  So my dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ is very patient and gentle with us.  So Paul is requesting us to be like Christ.  So, let us try our best to be Christlike.

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November 8, 2017 Posted by | Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Compassion, couples, Family, Gentleness, God's Love, married couples, Will of God, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

Romans 12:2 by Florence D’Costa

Romans 12:2  Do not copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.  Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

What does Paul mean.  He means exactly what he has written – He very specifically tells us not to copy the behaviour and customs of this world.  At the moment in Australia a small group is clambering to redefine marriage and in Victoria the Government is trying to bring in a culture of death – they are wanting to bring in Euthanasia.  Now this is the way some parts of the world are thinking. But Paul says, ‘let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. ‘  So, we are called to look to God and not to the world, He will teach us his ways and make us a new person who will not be part of the world but a people who will belong to God.  When we belong to God, we will know God’s Will for us which will be good, pleasing and perfect – to God ofcourse.

The ways of the world is definitely not God’s ways and hence it should definitely not be our ways as well.  My experience is when we look to Christ and follow God’s Holy Will, we will be transformed and made new and when people see us, they will surely know that we belong to Christ.

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October 22, 2017 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Evangelisation, God the Father, God's Love, Love for God, Surrender, Youth | Leave a comment

Faithfulness of God by Florence D’Costa

Yes, the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

October 2, 2017 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Faith in God, Faithful, God, God the Father, God's Love, Trust in God, Women, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

Deliverance by Florence D’Costa

Let us stay connected to God through Christ. Let us put on the armour of God and let us resist the devil and he will flee.  If you are far away from God presently and are in a sinful state, then it is important for you to ask those whom you trust to pray for you.  Then it is important for you to make a good confession and you, yourself should begin the walk back to Christ Jesus and pray on a regular basis.

September 13, 2017 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Deliverance, God's Love, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

Intercessory Prayer for Victory by Florence D’Costa

August 4, 2017 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, couples, Family, God the Father, God's Love, Intercessors, Intercessory, Presence of God, Singles, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

This is the Air I Breathe by Florence D’Costa

For those who have a desire to live in God’s Presence.

July 19, 2017 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, couples, God's Love, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

Yes, God’s Love Endures Forever

His Loves Endures Forever by Chris Tomlin

Article – by Florence D’Costa
For those of you out there who are feeling low – feeling let down for some reason or the other, especially you Catholics and Christians, – the baptised -this is a reminder that God is Love and Yes, His love endures forever. Why do you go through so much of suffering and doubt.  Think back to the times when miracles did happen in your lives and cry out to God – Ask Him to renew your faith and believe me. He will.  He is always near and because He is Love – the greatest love – run to him and stay in His Loving Embrace.  This is the place where all of need to be in – This is where healing takes place – This is where He purifies us.  Alleluia! Alleulia! Praise You Jesus Christ – Thank you Jesus Christ –  We love you Jesus Christ.

Important thing to remember – God’s Love is called Agape we cannot hide from His Love, for His Love has no boundaries.

 

 

 

November 24, 2016 Posted by | Agape, Baptism/Children of God, Blessing, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Family, God's Love, Jesus Christ, Love for God, Mercy, Persecution, Presence of God, Singles, Suffering, Youth | Leave a comment

Are the Waves of Life pulling you under?

Stronger by Mandisa

I remember when I was in the 7th grade, I very nearly drowned. A big wave was taking me out to sea and I had a fear that I was drowning. I spoke to God, then. I said, “Lord, I am not ready to come home as yet. I haven’t even begun life as yet.” I thought that I would die, but the Our Lord Jesus Christ answered my prayer. Another big wave brought me back to shore and I was so thankful that I was alive but the amount of sea water that drank as so much that water was coming out through my nose, ears and mouth. But I was alive.

So my dear friends, if you feel the waves of life is drowning you, cry out to Jesus Christ and He will help you. Jesus Christ is THE ANSWER TO ALL MY PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES and YES, HE IS THE ANSWER TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES AS WELL.

So, be strong and brave and known that Jesus Christ is near you always.

August 12, 2016 Posted by | Blessing, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, God, God's Love, Jesus Christ, Persecution, Presence of God, Suffering, Youth | Leave a comment

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness.

New International Version
Mt 6:33. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”.

What does this mean? ◄ Isaiah 64:6 ► “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away”.

If we do consider ourselves to be righteous, we definitely cannot compare with God. We are sinful and God is perfect without sin. God created us to be perfect but we are not. So what can we do? We are all called to be perfect – we need to be single eyed – Have our gaze on Jesus Christ.

It is a command of God for us to seek Him first. He is and must be our number One. When He is our Number One,

  • We will love him and follow His Commandments.
  • We will try to please Him in every way, instead of waiting for Him to please us
    in every way.
  • We will be ready to make sacrifices and to put our desires last.
  • We would be eager to study God’s word and to be obedient.
  • We will be ready to walk the straight and narrow path instead of walking the
    broad road.
  • We will live to love Jesus Christ and to follow Him who is our Lord and Master.
  • We will love God First and we will love our neighbour as ourselves.
  • We must die to ourselves and have self control.It is important to live one day at a time – living for Christ Jesus alone. Every day, it is important to pray for grace to live a pure and holy life.

July 27, 2016 Posted by | Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Cross, Evangelisation, God, God's Love, Love for God, The Cross, Youth | Leave a comment

Suffering – Can you Pray?

To those who are sick in hospitals, nursing homes, sick at home and in agonising and excruciating pain.  Is it possible for such people to praise and thank God.  For those who are suffering terrible and excruciating pain, it is highly impossible to be praising God during that time but your love for God is above all others, then your soul is in the Presence of God.  That is what is important.  Loving God all the time even without saying One Word out loud. There is one thing I would like to tell you all.  When you are suffering excruciating pain, and you know that you love God above all else then, I am sure that God is very much aware of how much you love Him and YOU CAN BE SURE THAT YOU ARE IN HIS EMBRACE.  Suffering, Happy, Sad, Laughing, Dancing, Crying, Smiling – whatever you may be doing – if you love God above all else, you can be sure that you will be FOREVER IN HIS EMBRACE and that is the safest place to be at all times.

June 8, 2015 Posted by | Aged Homes, Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, couples, Cross, Elderly, Evangelisation, Faithful, Family, God's Love, Happiness, Healing, Holy Spirit, Hospitals, Jesus Christ, Laughter, Love for God, married couples, Miracles, Nursing Homes, Praising God, Prayer, Prayers, Presence of God, Sad, Sick, Smiles, Suffering, Testimonies, The Cross, The Sick, Trust in God, Women, Youth | Leave a comment