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December 29, 2009

December 29th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for December 29th are Joyful.


Sidney Rosary

Tonight, December 29, 2009

Tuesday, 8:00pm

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Please pray for a special intention.


                December 29, 2009

                R. Relationships should not be too close
                    where a person is passionate against God's will
                    or the other extreme, where
                    a person is angry and hating the person
                    they are suppose to work with
                    for building God's Kingdom

                Live to do God's will in love.

                Charity is a virtue
                    that means being kind
                    giving everyone their due
                    God calls us as members of
                    the mystical body of Christ
                    to be as a body united
                    in love, in Him, where life
                    flows through the body
                    where people operate 
                    in ordinary circumstances
                    in unity according to one's vocation
                    to please God

                The Church is to be
                    full of people praying in harmony
                    not feeling like stiff-necks,
                    disconnected and unable
                    to be close to others
                    The Church is to be a family united,
                        the Father's family

                    The Church is one, holy, catholic and apostolic               

                God had a plan when He made this Movement
                    to help strengthen the body of Christ
                    to teach us to live deeply united
                    in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
                    playing, loving, and living
                    quit the pride
                    look at what Adam and Eve's pride did

                How would you build unity in the world
                    Everybody trying to do their own thing
                    in the community, in the Church,
                    in the world, doesn't work

                The family is to prepare us to be
                    ardent members of the body of Christ

                God is teaching us about community,
                    family, religious orders,
                    building up the body of Christ

                We must realize, we are to unite in our hearts
                    in unity and love
                    Being a brain surgeon, an engineer,
                    probably will not lead us to our heart
                    if we choose to treat others coldly
                    when working

                We are to build unity, build community,
                    build up the body of Christ,
                    united to the Masses going on around the world,
                    in the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

                We should not seek dominance for dominance sake,
                    lie, be sneaky, want power for selfish gain,
                    want control, be addicted to excitement

                What about just doing what Mary asked for at Fatima
                    for the sake of pleasing God.

                We are to build community
                    with life in the Spirit
                    with united prayer
                    sharing meals as God showed us when on earth —
                    seek growth among our brethren in this mission.

                Jesus' Heart is meek and tender of heart,
                    not combatal.

                We are called by Christ to bring this era of peace and love

                This Movement exists for God
                    for reparation to God
                    for retreats
                    for honor and glory of God,
                    for united prayer
                    for community life
                    for growth to help to build the Kingdom of God
                    to be witnesses of the light


                Our whole life is to be lived
                    working in relationships
                    with each other and
                    majorly God

                If a person keeps isolated and
                    only works with family
                    and doing work things
                    they miss that ordinary
                    being with others not
                    brought out of the same
                    family system

                Working in a marriage
                    takes 2 systems and puts them

                Community life is in preparation
                    for greater life of loving

                All different systems coming
                    together — working hand-
                    in-hand —

                Controlling others and staying
                    isolated — working as a brain
                    surgeon, engineer etc. —
                    is different than
                    working on relationships

                A person from a family —
                    knows and likes their dance —

                They want their dance

                A person working with others —
                    works and dances with people
                    coming with different
                    dances, but works in

                To do the same dance — only
                    one — harder and harder is
                    really to learn little and when that
                    person tries to marry — they are so
                    set in their ways they want to
                    control everybody else —
                    this can become totally rigid
                    and is not loving

                    The Church is the body of
                Christ — the members are to
                work like a body and Christ
                is the head —

                    The life flows through the
                members of the Church —

                God commands us to love
                God commands us to love Him
                God commands us to love one another —

                The dance of intimacy shows
                    where we are at in social
                    development and

                Many religious orders will not
                    even take people after
                    a certain age

                THEY TEND TO BE
                    TOO SET IN THEIR WAYS

                They can be single
                They can be divorced

                They can have limited themselves
                    to being intimate with
                    only their family

                They want it their way —
                    tell them to come amongst
                    others not in their family —
                    for ordinary interaction and
                    they may not fend so good

                Workaholics — stick to work and
                    may have little time for
                    ordinary discourse — just being
                    with others — rigidity is there —
                    There is a tension to just be
                    with someone not in their
                    family — so they can create
                    problems to be able to not
                    get close — have that ordinary
                    discourse — where there is
                    an exchange of what is really
                    them inside —

                        giving and taking
                        others accepting that person
                        Their family accepts them —

                They never put themselves in a
                    situation where someone
                    might reject something
                    about them

                An ordinary person has been
                    out there like a dodger car
                    at Coney —
                    interacting with strangers —
                    letting others see their heart —
                    being rejected by some —
                    accepted by others —
                    they know this will happen
                    and it doesn't crush them —
                    they are trying to read others
                    by interacting with them —

                A person who is Christian
                    trying to die to those ways
                    not likened to Christ and
                    grow to be more perfected
                    like Christ

                A person who has little relationships
                    except with their family and
                    has been mostly accepted by
                    them — may have been divorced and
                    instead of learning from it —
                    develop the attitude
                    "I was ALL RIGHT"
                    "They were the problem"

                Then live their lives proving
                    to themselves and others
                    they are right


                NO BODY BETTER
                    ever challenge them —
                    they may have a particular
                    other they try to use through
                    control of money or something
                    else to force abuse on for
                    their wounded self-esteem and
                    when they lose power —
                    manipulate this other to at
                    least have power over them —
                    A scapegoat —

                The right course of action is to
                    not stay thwarted by engaging
                    in family as the only people
                    in our lives we ever show
                    what is in us
                    wearing a face of perfection —
                    brings rigidity
                    We are held in check — lest
                        somebody reject us and
                        we could never take
                        that — so they say
                    "So don't ever say anything
                        against me"

                A normal person knows they are
                    rejected by some and
                    loved by others — they take
                    the bumps and they still are
                    alive, vibrant and productive

                A person thwarted in relationships
                    is devastated — angry because
                    they are never wrong and can't
                    stand rejection — criticism —
                    they are guarded like in
                    a box and
                    nobody will ever tell them they
                        ever have done anything wrong

                These people can't mix

                The ordinary kid before school
                    is mixing —
                    mixing in grade school —
                    letting others see inside
                    of them —
                    learning some like me —
                    learning some don't
                    and having some close
                        relationships outside
                        the family

                The person not relating closely
                    except in the family — doesn't
                    want to mix — they will be
                    found working on formulas — telling
                    themselves they are okay —

                    But we were created to love —
                Commanded by God to love —

                God made men and women from
                    other families to marry —
                    He forces us to marry other families

                Learning to mix only with our family
                    intimately and then when we
                    are with others control —
                    is not learning to be
                    as God is calling us to be —
                    IN the Church —
                    members of the same body

                But the person stilted in relationships
                    sees this reality and
                    wants everybody to dance like
                        their family
                        while they demand this and
                        they lead

                It's God's will we mix and
                    let people see our hearts and
                    recognize we are
                    all sinners in need
                    of change —

                Only the fool says — "Don't tell me
                    I did anything wrong or
                    I will punish you to force my
                    dysfunctional behavior on

                Heaven is for lovers
                    and they come from
                    different families

                And God makes the rules
                    God is in charge and
                    Men obey God

                That's the rules of God and we are
                    to prepare for this

                WAKE UP before
                    you waste the rest of your life

                LIFE IS SHORT


John 3: 16

For this is how God loved the world:
he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him 
    may not perish
but may have eternal life.


John 2: 3-11

And they ran out of wine, since the wine provided for the feast had all been used, and the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ Jesus said, ‘Woman, what do you want from me? My hour has not come yet.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ There were six stone water jars standing there, meant for the ablutions that are customary among the Jews: each could hold twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water,’ and they filled them to the brim. Then he said to them, ‘Draw some out now and take it to the president of the feast.’ They did this; the president tasted the water, and it had turned into wine. Having no idea where it came from—though the servants who had drawn the water knew—the president of the feast called the bridegroom and said, ‘Everyone serves good wine first and the worse wine when the guests are well wined; but you have kept the best wine till now.’ 

This was the first of Jesus’ signs: it was at Cana in Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.


Luke 2: 22-35

And when the day came for them to be purified in keeping with the Law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord—observing what is written in the Law of the Lord: Every first–born male must be consecrated to the Lord—and also to offer in sacrifice, in accordance with what is prescribed in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons. Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was an upright and devout man; he looked forward to the restoration of Israel and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord. Prompted by the Spirit he came to the Temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the Law required, he took him into his arms and blessed God; and he said:

    Now, Master, you are letting 
        your servant go in peace 
    as you promised; 
    for my eyes have seen the salvation 
    which you have made ready 
        in the sight of the nations; 
    a light of revelation for the gentiles 
    and glory for your people Israel.

As the child’s father and mother were wondering at the things that were being said about him, Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed—and a sword will pierce your soul too—so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.’




                This is a message I got
                    16 years ago
                    we circulated extensively.


Picture of the Sacred Heart of JesusMy True Presence

December 29, 1993

Jesus: I am the Good Shepherd. I know Mine and Mine know Me. I am one Who goes before you. Pave the way for the Lord. He is mighty and deserving of all praise and Holy is His Name! His might goes from generation to generation on those who fear Him. He raises the lowly to new life and the rich He sends away empty.

Prepare His way. As one crying in the desert, prepare and make ready a path for the Lord. At His name, every knee should bend and all should be attentive to His coming. I am Jesus, Son of the Living God. I come into your midst, not as a king adorned in splendor, but as a helpless little baby. I do not carry My might in front of Me. My might is there without any ado.

I am He Whose boot strap you are unworthy to tie, but I come and give Myself to you. I am a God of might, but one Who loves you so much that I come and dwell with you. I enter into your bodies in Holy Communion. I do not blare the trumpets and roll the drums, but nonetheless am I mighty and nonetheless am I the true King of heaven and earth!

My love for you gives you such dignity, My little ones. Why do you go about wailing for all you're worth when I give you worth. So much worth by My Communion with you. I come and I dwell by your side. I enter your body. I remain waiting for you in the tabernacle and you miss the great dignity that I bestow on you. Wake up, My people! The King of Glory is in your midst. He awaits you in the tabernacle. He waits for you to come and be in Communion with Him at Mass. And you sleep, you follow roads that lead you to empty treasures when the priceless treasure waits you at Mass!

Ready your hearts for the coming of the Lord. Be not numb to this event. Be wide awake and knowledgeable of what transpires at the altar. Bread and wine are changed by the priest into the Body and Blood of Jesus. He is the Savior of the World. He loves you so much that He comes to you every day in Communion and you, little ones, choose other things! Oh, how blind and numb My sick children are. You are missing the most valuable treasure. I await you at every Mass. Why is My church not packed for what transpires here? Concerts are packed. Ball games are packed. Big bucks for the false idols! And what for the King of Glory? An empty church!

My heart is sad, sad, sad, little ones. I come and wait for you here. Tell your brothers about My love for them. You come empty, you leave full. Tell My brothers that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is present at Mass and He enters your bodies. Many Catholics go to Mass every Sunday and have no idea of the significance of the Holy Eucharist. My heart is aching. They receive Me. Then, with the same tongues, they leave the church rattling senseless things. I am God, you silly children. I am God and I come to you on your tongue. Tell your friends how honored you are. No stars could compare to God. They are mortal beings and their concerts are packed. Ball games are honored as a god.

Your time is not yours. It is My time and I loan it to you to work for Me. America, you have made sports a god! You have made sports stars gods, singers gods! You pack the house and the honor awaits mortal beings, but the Son of God sits in an empty church! For the few who want to sit with Me the churches are locked. Open My churches up. I want My people to come to Me and sit with Me. The few who do know the significance have to drive so far to sit with Me.

Not even My priests know how important the tabernacle is. They need to realize I am truly present there and that I wait for My loved ones to come and sit with Me. To lock Me up is not to treasure Me. To treasure Me is to make Me available to all that want to come.

Preach My love from the housetops and boast My words from every rooftop, "Jesus, Lord, awaits you in the tabernacle. He is in the church, truly present there, waiting to give you His love!" Please do not guard Me so well. I am so guarded no one can come to Me. What a setup! I sit and wait and lament My loved ones' presence with Me and the few who would come cannot get in! I am truly present in the tabernacle.

I do not want to be locked up. I want you to come and let Me pour My gifts out to you. I want to give you supplies for a sick world. Everyone should come and be with Me every day, sit in silence and let Me work in your soul. What might for you, little babies! Jesus waits to shower you with His love.

After Communion people run from the church. They receive God on their tongues and in their hearts and they are out lickety-split. Where do they go so quickly from the Son of Man, Who is God? You turn your backs. You run away like in a race, a race for nothingness, and the bridegroom of your hearts is ignored. Think of a bride running away to K-Mart two minutes after her wedding. "What could be so important?," you ask. "What is wrong with her head!?"

Little ones, what is wrong with the heads of My faithful who attend daily Mass and do not know they still have Jesus, the Son of God, in their hearts when they run to the food stores. There I am going up and down the grocery aisles while they make useless conversation-right outside the church-while I am still actively in their chest!

Tell your brothers about Communion. It has become an insignificant event! I am God and I am in the host you receive. God, God, God. Where is your honor for this King? Where is your head? I, Jesus, Lord, am in your hearts and you run from the church to pump your gas. Such indifference! Such disrespect and irreverence! I am God, My loved ones. I am the bridegroom of your soul and you leave the wedding for a trip to the gas tank. I am so offended. I, in My great love, come to you. God enters you and you run from My altar with such irreverence! Believe Me, nothing you do all day will compare to the Son of Man in your breast. I am God and I enter your body and you are so irreverent. You don't even know what treasure you possess.

Get this message out about My True Presence. Tell them, My faithful ones, that I am very displeased by their indifference to Me in Holy Communion. Stay and sit with Me. Sit in silence after Communion. My magnetic attraction draws you to the altar, then you miss the most important event in your day. It is your union with Me, your silence after Communion, your quiet resting in My arms, that will change your life. I am so loving and I long to dole out My gifts after Communion.

Know, My loved ones, Jesus, Son of the Living God is there the same as He was the day He died on the cross, and you walk away with Him Who loves you so much in your breast.

Sit with Me. Be silent. Spend time with Me after Communion. You do not talk to Him Whom you love. You just melt into each other's arms. Let Me join My heart to your heart after Communion. Don't ever run from the church. I am God, truly present there. All you faithful, become aware of My True Presence in Holy Communion and in the tabernacle. Tell all about this and how I am there out of such love and I have so much to give them.

If I, Who am God, came and was born a helpless baby, a human being; if I, Who am God, died a brutal death for you with full knowledge of all My sufferings before I did it; if I, Who am God, rose from the dead and then ascended into heaven to My Father; if I, Who am God, am present in the tabernacle and Communion and if I love you so much as to go through all this for you, then why do you not realize what I, Who am God, would give to you when you receive Me and sit in front of the tabernacle!

I am God!! What is wrong with your heads! Tell My people the treasure you possess. All else here is empty. I am Who am. I am God! I dwell among you and you run to worship other gods. God is not far off. He is in your midst as a prisoner of love and He awaits you in all your unworthiness. But you are dumb! You look for empty treasures and you find empty treasures. In your emptiness you begin an avid search for the answer to a stalking soul, when the treasure you seek is God and He longs for your union with Him!

Tell your brothers they thirst for God and He is waiting. Quit your idle pursuits, your empty hearts. Crave the Savior. You turn your backs and search a barren desert for that which is right in front of your face!

It is in making known God's True Presence in the Eucharist that much healing takes place. Many starving souls are fed for the first time when they realize that Jesus, God, is truly present there! They have given lip service to Jesus in the Eucharist, but have no idea in their hearts what a treasure they possess. Spread the doctrine of the True Presence. Make My love and My availability known to your blind brothers. Bow yourselves before My altar. Be in awe of God, truly present there. Kiss My sanctuary. Don't ever talk in church about anything. Respect God Who is there. Have reverence for Me in My tabernacle. Kiss the floor. Bow. Be reverent!

You must speak about this every chance you get. When people take time to be with Me, then I can change their hearts. Tell all who go to Communion about what a treasure they possess. Pray for your brothers. It is your goodness that pleases Me. I will hear your prayers, spoken from a good heart. Strive after holiness and strive to please Me every minute. Your devotion pleases My aching heart. Do not falter in your love of Me. Let it grow with Me in Communion and in front of the tabernacle. Silence is the key. Be silent and be with Me, little loved one.

end of December 29, 1993


Excerpt from the Spirituality Handbook

An Overview of the Spiritual Life

The Christian life is rooted in the great event of the Incarnation. We must consequently always focus our gaze upon Christ, realizing that everything the Father wishes to tell us has been summed up in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. It only remains for us, then, to strive to understand with greater insight the inexhaustible truth of the Word Incarnate: "In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days He has spoken to us by a Son, Whom He appointed the heir of all things, through Whom also He created the world." (Heb. 1: 1-2) (1)

What was the condition of the human race at the time of Christ's coming? In some ways, people were much the same as we are today. There were those just being born into this world of human drama. There were those who, in death, were leaving it, some of whom had grasped but little of life's meaning. There were those who were healthy and vigorous. There were those who were sick and lame. Some especially felt the burdens, the grief, the suffering of the human condition. Others were ebullient and desired all the pleasures life could provide. There was some good being accomplished. Immorality, however, was rampant. What St. Paul tells us concerning the time that immediately followed Christ's existence certainly could also be applied to the time of His entrance into the world. It is, in short, an ugly picture that St. Paul depicts for us (Rom. 1: 22-32).

Into such a depraved condition Jesus entered, with a full and generous Heart, to lead the human race from the depths of sinfulness to the vibrant richness of a new life in Himself. Through His enfleshment, this Christ became the focal point of all history. The authentic hopes and dreams of the human family, now so overshadowed by the ugliness of sin, came converging upon this Christ. He would gather them up in Himself, give them a new luster and brilliance and dynamism, and would lead the human family back to the Father in the Holy Spirit.

Christ was radically to release us from the dominion of sin and elevate us to a new level of existence. This life Christ has given us is not a type of superstructure which is erected atop human existence. Although nature and grace are distinct, they do not lie side by side as separate entities. Rather, grace permeates nature. The Christian is one graced person. The Christian is one who has been raised up, caught up, into a deeper form of life in Christ Jesus. Nothing that is authentically human in the life of the Christian has been excluded from this new existence. Whatever is really human in the life of the Christian is meant to be an expression of the Christ-life. The simple but deep joys of family life, the wonderment at nature's beauty, the warm embrace of a mother for her child, the agony of crucial decision making, the success or frustration that is experienced in one's work, the joy of being well received by others, and the heartache of being misunderstood—all these experiences are intended to be caught up in Christ and made more deeply human because of Him.

Jesus has come, then, not to destroy anything that is authentically human, but to perfect it by leading it to a graced fulfillment. This is the meaning of the Word's becoming flesh, the meaning of the Incarnation. The more God-like we become through Christ, the more human we become.

We, through our incorporation into Christ which occurs at Baptism, are meant to relive the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. In doing so, we are not only accomplishing our own salvation, but we are assisting in the salvation of others also. The Incarnation continues all the time. Christ, of course, is the one Who fundamentally continues the Incarnation. But He enlists our help. The world no longer sees Jesus, no longer is able to reach out and touch Him. We are the ones who now, in some way, make Christ visible and tangible. In union with the invisible, glorified Christ, and depending on Him as our source of life, we continue the Incarnation in its visible and temporal dimensions. This is our great privilege. This is our great responsibility.

The Christian is initiated into the mystery of Christ, into his or her role in prolonging the Incarnation, through Baptism. In the words of St. Paul: "Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him by Baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life." (Rom. 6: 3-4).

It is not sufficient, however, that we be incorporated into Christ through Baptism. All forms of life require nourishment. So, too, our life in Christ must be continually nourished. How can we continually keep in contact with Christ? There are various ways. We contact Christ in a most special way through the liturgy, above all in the Eucharistic liturgy. Here the entire course of salvation history, as centered in Jesus, is sacramentally renewed and continued. Through our most special and most personal meeting with Jesus in the Mass, we are more deeply incorporated into Christ. Also, we should remember that all the sacraments make up part of the Church's liturgy.

The reading of Scripture provides another special opportunity for meeting Jesus. This is true for both Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament prefigures the New Testament and leads to it. It is obvious, however, that we meet Christ especially in the pages of the New Testament. How true it is to say that not to be familiar with Scripture is not to know Jesus properly. We should resolve to read from Scripture daily.

We also meet Jesus in our interaction with others. Everyone we meet, everyone we serve, is in the image of Jesus. We have to take the means to grow in this awareness. If I truly believe that everyone has been redeemed by the blood of Jesus, how should I treat everyone?

These, then, are some of the ways we keep in contact with Jesus. Common to the various ways of meeting Jesus is a certain degree of prayerful reflection. Our contact with Jesus in the liturgy, in Scripture, and in our interaction with others, and so forth, will not be all that it should be unless we are persons of prayer. The light and strength of prayer enables us to keep in contact with Jesus as we should.

We live out our Christ-life in an atmosphere of love. Indeed, the life Jesus has given us is centered in love. It has its origins in the mysterious love of God: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life" (Jn 3: 16).

Our new life in Jesus has arisen out of God's fathomless love. Christ, in His descent into human flesh, has established a milieu of love. The life He came to give can flourish only in the framework of love. Indeed, we can summarize the meaning of the Christian life by stating that it is our loving response to God's love. The pierced Heart of Jesus, this Heart which shed its last drop of blood in the greatest love for each one of us, is the symbol of God's tremendous love for us. Christ's Heart also calls us to respond by giving ourselves in love to God and neighbor. Yes, Jesus invites us to respond to God's love by giving ourselves in love to Him in an ever closer union. The more closely we are united to Him, the greater is our capacity to love God and neighbor. The more closely we are united with Jesus, the more closely He unites us to the Father in the Holy Spirit, with Mary our Mother at our side.

end of excerpt


                Song: I Love You Jesus

                Do you work well with others,
                    having relationships outside
                    of blood relationships - family —

                God calls us to see through His

                The Church is the body of Christ —

                Do you want joy — focusing on
                    how God wants the world to
                    know Him — and we are to
                    change in our hearts to
                    be loving God and others —

                Is our focus ourselves?

                Do we think we are perfect and
                    so we don't work on ourselves —
                    but criticize and work on
                    other's faults —

                Are we in a box when it comes
                    to honestly assessing ourselves —
                    we only look to others needing
                    help — relationships etc. —

                God wants us being humble —

                God gives us bodies that wear
                    out — this shows us we are
                    vulnerable and won't be
                    on earth forever

                God wants us living according to His

                People who want to control and
                    schedule and never listen
                    to God's schedule —
                    have a problem listening to
                    God —
                    their too busy doing their plan

                God wants us to bear fruit
                God wants us to be other focused —
                God wants us to have life
                    IN - HIM —

                We must seek to serve God first
                    with all our heart —

                What we need to be is a person who
                    loves like Jesus —

                Let the Holy Spirit fill you —
                Love others as God commands
                Act in love with others

                Mother Teresa loved the man
                    dying in the gutter —

                Jesus loved the souls —
                    He died for them

                There is the person who works at
                    schools for years — cleaning —
                    he may be there and just love
                    the children and want to help
                    them by cleaning school
                    for them

                If you died —
                    how many would want to go to your
                funeral because you were
                truthful and loving —

                Letting God live in you —
                Letting God run your life —

                Wanting to please God and do, always,
                    God's will — to the smallest
                    detail —
                    obeying authority

                Dream — let your heart think of
                    helping souls get to heaven —
                    and how wonderful it is

                God wants us to Communicate —
                    not horde information for control —

                God wants us to be enthusiastic about
                    Him and His gifts given to us —

                God wants us to have energy for this —
                    Have excitement —

                Look at the Football games

                Power within — God dwelling in

                God running us
                Loving God and others
                Having a heart of love

                Song: Give Me a Heart oh Jesus

                God has a wonderful plan for us
                We need commitment — not controversy

                St. Augustine said
                    "Our souls, O Lord are
                    restless till they rest in Thee"

                God wants us to believe
                God wants us to have faith

                We must be committed
                                follow God's Plan

                We must report for God's work —
                Live as God wants us to —

                Life is but a breathe
                Eternity is forever —

                Say 'yes' to your vocation with
                    - living always the truth
                    - be humble
                    - let God teach you
                    - surrender
                    - say 'yes' to God
                    - be committed to your vocation —
                    - live to serve God, not yourself

                Say 'yes'
                And more 'yes' ——

                God has beautiful plans for us —
                    We must surrender

                Being free of unproductive
                    fear and failure —
                    not being afraid to fail —
                    living to please people —
                    you can be selfish

                Do not give into inferiority complexes

                Believe in what you know
                    God wants of you —
                    Don't waste time on
                        the pity-pot

                Live in God

                Work with enthusiasm

                Get rid of old negative

                Lord help me to know when
                    to hold on and let go —

                Pray for greater faith


Deuteronomy 32: 20

'I shall hide my face from them,' he said, 'and see what will become of them. For they are a deceitful brood, children with no loyalty in them.


Romans 4: 14

For if it is those who live by the Law who will gain the inheritance, faith is worthless and the promise is without force;


Galatians 3: 7

Be sure, then, that it is people of faith who are the children of Abraham.


Ephesians 2: 8

Because it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith; not by anything of your own, but by a gift from God;


Revelations 13: 10

Those for captivity to captivity; those for death by the sword to death by the sword. This is why the saints must have perseverance and faith.


Revelations 14: 12

This is why there must be perseverance in the saints who keep the commandments of God and faith in Jesus.




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