Showing posts from November, 2014

December 1, 2014

Jeremiah, Chapter 1, verse 8: 8 Be not afraid at their presence: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.
An interesting thing in this verse, is the use of the word presence.Worldly people are masters of presence or the projection of power.When called do not fear powerful people for is not God greater than the world?Give it to God, let him take control for our Lord will empower us and deliver us to accomplish his word just like he did Jeremiah and all the Saints.We for our part must be, ready for change, for God will prepare us for the challenges of our calling.We must be open to the promptings of our Lord and be willing to give up any of our own masks of presence or false images of power we may have developed over time.
We may have over time, found ourselves projecting a presence, which is actually just an overreaction to our fears and self-doubts.  Let us follow the advice of Father J. Brian Bransfield and realize:  To find the depths of our identity we must pass through our…

November 30 First Day of Advent-Church New Year

Isaiah, Chapter 63, verse 17: 17 Why do you make us wander, LORD, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we do not fear you? Return for the sake of your servants, the tribes of your heritage.