GOD BLESS US ALL!! GOD is a great GOD!! We can never be HIM, but we can try to be like HIM. We have learned to kill one another (spiritually, mentally, or physically). We have learned to judge, deceive, and manipulate one another through the various systems of the world that enforce the " GET YOURS" way of thinking!! Whether we want to or not, we are taught to love this world from a very young age. Our flesh is taught to, but not our hearts. What is great is that HE is a just GOD and knows our hearts. Slowly but surely, following CHRIST, worshipping, and listening to the guidance of the Holy Spirit puts us where our heart truly is. I pray all seeing this has a heart that focuses on HIS LOVE!
Please pray the LORDS PRAYER and please read:
1 JOHN 2:15-17
GOD BLESS US ALL,
It gets harder and harder to live life as a Christian. I suppose this is what we were warned about - what was coming prior to His return.
I know I fall short. I pray for forgiveness.
It’s like the old joke. God only gives us as much as He thinks we can handle. I just wish sometimes He didn’t have so much faith in me.
15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
More and more so I feel like I do not belong to this world.
The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result.
If you wish to strengthen your confidence in God still more, often recall the loving way in which He has acted toward you, and how mercifully He has tried to bring you out of your sinful life, to break your attachment to the things of earth and draw you to His love.
SO BE IT.
Select Alphonsus Liguori Quotations
Your God is ever beside you - indeed, He is even within you.
Speak to Him often of your business, your plans, your troubles, your fears - of everything that concerns you.
Who is there that ever receives a gift and tries to make bargains about it? Let us, then, return thanks for what He has bestowed on us. Who can tell whether, if we had had a larger share of ability or stronger health, we should not have possessed them to our destruction.
Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness.
Ask those who love Him with a sincere love, and they will tell you that they find no greater or prompter relief amid the troubles of their life than in loving conversation with their Divine Friend.
It is a great mistake, as we have already remarked, to be afraid of Him and to act in His presence like a timid and craven slave trembling with fright before his master.
The Latin root of the word temptation is 'test'. I found so much temptation in the world when I lived on the coasts.
When I retired, we moved to south central Kansas to a Christian community -- all the difference one could ever imagine. Folks here are charitable and show genuine goodwill to each other. We're not affluent but we're rich in heavenly treasure.