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God Is Infinitely Generous

February 27, 2011 Leave a comment

God is infinitely generous. He will always give us what we truly need in life – and more!  The only thing that can limit His blessings on us is our faith and trust in Him; oh, if only we believe!  God also fulfills all His promises.

Because of His gift of free will, He won’t impose Himself on us. Put another way, He will not give us His blessings if we obstinately don’t want it. I just think that it would be really crazy to refuse Love Himself, though.

Our faith, hope, love and trust in God are the only things that can limit His generosity to His children. Thus, be careful what you ask for!

Ask for the roof, and this is all you will get. Therefore, ask for the sky, the moon and the stars; God will give you all of that plus the universe, and infinitely greater than all of these, He will give you Himself.

If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him? (Luke 11:13)

We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

 

Jesus, I trust in You!

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Categories: Religion

Everyday Miracles

February 26, 2011 Leave a comment

I am a man of weak faith. That said, Eucharistic miracles, Stigmata and the many stories of how Divine Mercy operates at the supernatural level do help to sustain one’s faith in God. Unfortunately most people, including myself, also take for granted the fact that a miracle happens each and every day that God creates for us, in all the altars where His Body and Blood becomes literally present; I’m referring to the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist once the host is consecrated.

Just the same, I’ve come to realize that I don’t need to wait and witness a supernatural miracle happen in front of me. I’ve come to realize that God blesses me in each day that He creates, by the mere fact that I’m still alive, I’m doing well, and I’m surrounded by the many people I love. And, no matter how bad my day can get, He will never leave us alone, because we are His children, and He cares for us and will take care of all our needs.

Essentially, I’m extremely grateful for who and what He has given me now. It’s just a matter for me to be present for the time I have.

It’s in the many small and ordinary things in life done out of love, such as cooking meals, maintaining a home, or just being there with family, that matter in the end. This is where love is found. And where love is found, there God is, too – this is the miracle of everyday life.

Jesus, I trust in You!

Categories: Personal, Religion

Deserving Me on Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2011 Leave a comment

“And they lived happily ever after…”  It would be really great to experience this someday. However I don’t need to wait for someone to come along and make me happy – I choose to be happy NOW.  (This is an insight I got after seeing Disney’s “Tangled” last weekend; nice movie by the way.)

This will be the second year that I will not have a Valentine’s.  I was okay last year; I believe I will be okay again this year, and for many years to come – thank God for that! 😀

…If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. – Marilyn Monroe

 I can understand it if no one would be interested with me at my worst. However, I’m not always at my worst, and there are times when I’m actually at my best. Nevertheless, there still isn’t any interest from anyone despite my good disposition. Perhaps, I’m really just one of those guys perpetually stuck at the “friends only” category ; so be it, then. But then again, who knows, maybe someday someone will actually like me, and I would feel the same way about her… That would be really great! 😀

There’s only One Person Who has always pined for my love, no matter how horrible I’ve managed to become, and especially during such times when I needed love, mercy and healing the most. In truth, God is the Only One Who I will ever need in my life.

At the end of the day, it’s not going to matter whether I’m in a relationship or not. What will matter is my relationship with God.

I already have all the love I’ll ever need from God and my family. There is nothing more that I can ask for.

Rather than pining for what could have been, be hopeful for what could still be if you give other people the chance. Happy Valentine’s Day for those who have found their better halves, and Happy Single Awareness Day for those who have not yet found the one who will make their heart beat fast and slow at the same time.

Jesus, I trust in You!

Categories: Personal