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Philippians 4: 6-7 by Florence D’Costa

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When we pray, we come into the Presence of God and His presence.  God’s presence is soothing and comforting.  Sometimes, there may be times when we just want to come into His Presence and remain silent but yet being aware of His Presence.  When we come into His Presence, it is important for us to praise and thank God for His blessings from the silence of our hearts.  Then we could get into the mode of surrendering ourselves and our families to Christ.  What is the meaning of surrender – It means to let go – to give everything to God.  To have total faith.  If we have total faith in God, we will surrender everything to Him and Trust that He will take care of us.

Let’s say, when we were children, what would be our attitude towards our parents.  We ofcourse would trust them totally and completely.  That was my relationship with my parents.  I trusted them.  So, if we trusted our parents who are human and we believed that they would take care of us in the best way possible – how much more do we need to trust in God.  God was the one who took care of our parents who took care of us.  Well, so I guess that now we need to trust in God totally and completely for ourselves, our families and for all, especially for all those whom we love and care for.  SO, SURRENDER AND TRUST ARE THE KEY WORDS.

Our Heavenly Father, sent Jesus his son to die for us, so that we will have new life and hence it is important for us to SURRENDER TO GOD through Jesus Christ, His Son and trust in Him totally and completely for MIRACLES TO HAPPEN IN OUR LIVES.

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November 5, 2017 Posted by | Blogs, Catholicism, Christ Jesus, Christianity, couples, Jesus Christ, Surrender, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

Collosians 3:13 – 14 by Florence D’Costa

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These two verses really and truly touches my heart.  We, the baptised are God’s chosen people.  So what is Paul saying in these two verses- He is calling us holy and dearly loved..   Then, what does he say.  He is encouraging us to clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Meaning. that he wants us to be compassionate, kind, humble, gentle and patient.  He goes further to say that he wants us to forgive one another.  He says, ‘Forgive as the Lord forgave you’.  Paul continues to tell us that He wants us to put on love which binds all these virtues together in perfect Unity.  It is very important for us to be Loving.  Paul wants us to clothe ourselves with all these virtues but above all, he wants us to put on LOVE.

I would like to add here that we being God’s chosen people, it is important for us to be holy –  And to be holy means to be compassionate, kind, gentle, humble, patient and loving.  How can we say that we are God’s chosen people and be just the opposite to what Paul is calling us to be.

Let us spend some time in meditation and slowly but surely surrender ourselves to God who will change us into people with all these virtues.  So it is important for us to surrender ourselves to God and allow Him to work on us.  You and I are unfinished products …. For God is still working on us.

October 28, 2017 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Compassion, Forgiveness, Gentleness, Humility, Kindness, Surrender, Women, 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

We come into His Presence

It is important to first of all to ask God to give us a gift of prayer. For, to long to pray is to be in love with your God

To pray is to come into the presence of God. If only we could imagine what it means to come into God’s Presence. For God to want us to come into His Presence is such a great invitation. It is a great privilege. Well, God’s love for us is so great that His Love for us, draws us to Himself. His Love is magnetic and it continually draws us to Himself.

It is when we surrender to Him, that we develop a longing and a thirst to be in His Presence. So, God is asking us to totally surrender to him.

Now, each one of us have the KEY to enter into God’s Presence and the KEY is Surrender. When we surrender to Him, He then takes us into His Presence and gradually makes us pure and holy.

August 20, 2016 Posted by | Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Evangelisation, Holy Spirit, Love for God, Prayer, Presence of God, Surrender, Youth | Leave a comment

Take all your Problems to Jesus Christ for He is Our Friend and Saviour

Do you have something on your mind that is troubling you and are you feeling lost and forsaken or is something happening in your life that you cannot handle.   Be still for awhile and become aware that Jesus Christ, the Son of God is with you.  He loved you so much that He died for you.  He then rose from the dead, is now seated at the right hand of God and He is interceding for you to His Heavenly Father.  Leave your burden at His Feet and trust Him to take care of your problems.

May 17, 2015 Posted by | Catholicism, Christ Jesus, Christianity, couples, Cross, Deliverance, God the Father, God's Love, Jesus Christ, married couples, Surrender, Trust in God, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

Find me here Lord as you draw me near – Lyrics

It is sweet to surrender to Christ. Surrender to Him and you will experience His Nearness.

April 17, 2015 Posted by | Jesus Christ, Surrender, Youth | Leave a comment