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Surrender yourself totally and completely to God by Florence D’Costa

Total surrender to God is extremely difficult. if anyone wants to reach the heart of God to know His innermost secrets and to have an intimate relationship with Him, TOTAL SURRENDER IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT.

God said, “I know the plans I have for you, … plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV). That’s what God says. He’s not here to condemn you. He’s here to bless you and love you and take you into His arms and say, “I forgive you. I’ll change your life. And when you die, you will go to Heaven.”

I would like to mention here that education does not take you near to the Heart of God.  No.  Total abandonment and I mean total abandonment.  There comes a time in everyone’s life when God calls us to suffering.  He invites us to join Him on the road to Calvary and many of us are like Simon.  When we are asked to help Jesus to carry his cross, we shy away.  But God Our Father loves us unconditionally and He constantly prods us along, allowing us to SUFFER.  Suffering is terrible.  An insignificant situation can become so magnified that increases our suffering and even if we want to escape suffering, we simply cannot.

But, believe me, when God decides that we have had enough, He will then create a situation or a moment of redemption or GRACE and in that moment, we will be able to surrender totally and completely to Him without holding anything back. For instance, when I surrendered to Him, I said, “Lord, I surrender myself to you totally and completely because I have had enough.  Now, I know that YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE I NEED.  I WANT TO BE IN YOUR PRESENCE ALL THE TIME.  ONLY THY WILL BE DONE IN MY LIFE.  YOUR WILL I NOW KNOW IS PERFECT.  TAKE ME AND DO WITH ME WHAT THOU WILT.

As I was surrendering, just for a split second, I was wondering if I did the right thing. This thought quickly raced through my mind. “What will God do to me now? Will he increase my suffering, now that I have surrendered totally and completely to Him?  But in that moment, I felt this huge figure of a Heavenly Father, bend down and pick me up. He then held me in His arms and I felt the Great Love of My Father in Heaven.  I have never in all my life tasted such sweet love and I felt so robbed of this great tender love of my God.  I then said to the Lord, “Why have you left it for so late to show me such great love and My God answered me, I was waiting for you to totally surrender to me.  My dear brothers and sister in Christ, pray and ask the Lord to give you a moment of Mercy and Grace and you can be sure that God will swoop you in His arms and you will taste the most sweetest and purest love that you can ever experience in this life and a New Chapter will begin for you, like the way it began for me.  Life has never been the same for me.  I have always felt God’s Presence and guidance in my life ever since that wonderful moment that happened to me in my life, many, many, many years ago.  My dear brothers and sister in Christ, pray and ask God to help you to totally surrender to Him.  YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT BUT YOU WILL SAVOUR EVERY MOMENT OF HIS LOVE , TENDERNESS AND HIS GUIDANCE.  GOD IS OUR FATHER AND HE IS WAITING FOR US TO RETURN TO HIM AND SAY, YES, LORD, DO WITH ME WHAT THOU WILL.

God said, “I know the plans I have for you, … plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV). That’s what God says. He’s not here to condemn us but to prosper us.



April 27, 2020 Posted by | Agape, Catholicism, Christianity, God, Surrender, Trust in God, Youth | Leave a comment

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 27: 1, 3, 5, 8b-9abc (Commentary) by Florence D’Costa

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 27: 1, 3, 5, 8b-9abc
 The psalm of David before he was anointed. The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the protector of my life: of whom shall I be afraid? 3 If armies in camp should stand together against me, my heart shall not fear. If a battle should rise up against me, in this will I be confident. 5 For he hath hidden me in his tabernacle; in the day of evils, he hath protected me in the secret place of his tabernacle. 8 My heart hath said to thee: My face hath sought thee: thy face, O Lord, will I still seek. 9 Turn not away thy face from me; decline not in thy wrath from thy servant. Be thou my helper, forsake me not; do not thou despise me, O God my Saviour.

My Views:
I consider this psalm to be so full of faith and so very deep.  David sees God as his light and salvation and he is not afraid.  He also sees God as the protector of his life.  David is not afraid because he believes that God has hidden him in his tabernacle.  Every single verse has such depth and meaning of blinded faith in God.  Well, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, if we also have the faith of David, God will also be our protector.  He will hide us in His tabernacle where no evil can touch or harm us.  In the days where we experience darkness and trouble, God will be our Light.  He would send his angles to protect us from all terrible danger and evil attacks.  It is important to seek God’s face and to be in His Presence 24 x 7.  To keep our gaze on Christ all the time, would save us from all peril and harm.  When we seek God’s  face all the time, God will be so close to us and He will be our Saviour.  When God is our Saviour, for sure, we will have nothing to fear.  My experience is that God;s love for us is so great that He sent His only Son to save us.  So, when we seek Christ with a sincere heart, Christ will come and dwell within us.  He will bring His Father to dwell in us and we will dwell in Him.  So, we will be safe and secure and no harm, evil or sin can ever touch us.  We when we seek God and when we are in His presence, how can any evil come near God or near His Tent.  Harm, evil and sin can come near us only when we walk away from God’s presence.  But if we stay in God’s Presence and in His Light, we will be safe from harm, evil and sin.  Light, happiness, joy, security and God’s protections will be OURS.
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February 7, 2019 Posted by | Blogs, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christ's Light, Christianity, Grace, Happiness, Jesus Christ, Presence of God, Trust in God, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

God will make a way for us to do His Holy Will by Florence D’Costa

Yes, God will make a way for us to accomplish His Holy Will, so let us not worry or fret about anything. Let us trust in Him – Live in His Presence and do everyday what He wants us to do.

December 10, 2017 Posted by | Catholicism, Christianity, Trust in God, Will of God, 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

Trusting in God totally in the midst of trials and tribulations.

It is extremely important for us to trust in God totally and completely with no doubt in our hearts in the midst of trials and tribulations. God is really and truly alive and He is journeying with us.

September 22, 2017 Posted by | Catholicism, Christ Jesus, Family, Trust in God, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

Jesus Christ – Look to Him by Florence D’Costa

July 12, 2017 Posted by | Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Evangelisation, Jesus Christ, Singles, Trust in God, Youth | Leave a comment

The importance to become like Little Children

Daily Readings -29 November, 2016 – Reading 1, Isaiah 11:1-10;   Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 72:1, 7-8, 12-13, 17

Gospel, Luke 10:21-24
21 Just at this time, filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, he said, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children. Yes, Father, for that is what it has pleased you to do. 22 Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’ 23 Then turning to his disciples he spoke to them by themselves, ‘Blessed are the eyes that see what you see, 24 for I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.’

My explanation:
What is God telling us in this gospel passage.  He is saying that he reveals himself to us his children.  When we were baptised, we became his children and that through baptism, he is revealing to us the secrets of His Kingdom.  The more intimate we become with him. the more he will reveal to us.  The question now is, why is he revealing himself to us.  He is doing so because he wants us to love him more and more and then for us to go and share him with others.  We need Jesus Christ to be saved and others also need him, to be saved.  So, while we are on a journey with Christ, it is important to share him with others. He is calling us to remain like little children – He wants us to be simple, humble, kind, loving, sharing, giving.  The day we become proud, we will stop hearing him speak to us because Pride is a Block. When we are like little children, we are closest to His Heart.  So let us throw pride out the window and embrace Humility and become like little children.




November 29, 2016 Posted by | Agape, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Charity, Christianity, Confidence, Evangelisation, Trust in God, 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

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

At the Foot of the Cross – Lyrics

Are you feeling burdened or stressed.  Are you worried about something that you cannot solve?  Are you sick with some terminal illness?  Feeling weak and alone?

I have some good news for you. Most importantly it is necessary to forgive all those who have hurt you and to ask forgiveness from those whom you have hurt. Then leave it all at the Foot of the Cross.

Jesus Christ died for you and for me.  Leave your burdens at the Foot of the Cross and believe that you are Loved by God and He will relieve you of your burdens, your sickness and whatever else is keeping you down.









March 1, 2015 Posted by | Blessing, Blogs, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Cross, Family, Forgiveness, God's Love, Healing, Jesus Christ, Lent, Miracles, Suffering, Terminal Illness, The Cross, The Sick, Trust in God, Youth | Leave a comment