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Day 241 of 365 Days with God

Depression comes from not having faults but from refusal to face them. There are tens of thousands of persons today suffering from fears which in reality are nothing but the effects of hidden sin. The examination of conscience will cure us of self- deception. It will also cure us of depression!

—  Bishop Fulton Sheen

Day 235 of 365 Days With God

It was His Will that after His death the Church should give us His image in the crucifix, that he might appear to us in a condition of utmost ignominy. And why? He did it because He knew the worth of humility and the danger of the sin which opposes it.

—  St. Vincent de Paul

Day 212 of 365 Days With God

It is difficult to live a saintly life in this world even with the best of intentions. There always exists the dangerous menace of one’s being left entirely to oneself and also the probability of one’s being absorbed by work, by the necessities of life, and by the occupations of every sort which conditions or our own will impose. Then too, one is most always ignorant of the right road to pursue!

— St. Peter Eymard

Day 195 of 365 Days With God

Those who trust in themselves are worse than the devil!!

—  St. John of the Cross

2 Peter 1: 2 – 7


2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,
4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature.
5 For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,
6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,
7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

 

 

Day 187 of 365 Days With God

In all we think, say, and do let us proclaim the glory of our good and loving God!

Psalms 145: 10 – 13, 21


10 All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O LORD, and all thy saints shall bless thee!
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and tell of thy power,
12 to make known to the sons of men thy mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of thy kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds.
21 My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Day 180 of 365 Days With God

Live Simply!!

Grant, O Lord, that my heart may neither desire nor seek anything but what is necessary for the fulfillment of Your Holy Will.  May health or sickness, riches or poverty, honors or contempt, humiliations, leave my soul in that state of perfect detachment to which I desire to attain for Your greater honor and Your greater glory.  Amen

—  St. Ignatius Loyola

 

 

Day 169 of 365 Days With God

Psalms 25: 4 – 9


4Make me to know thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.5Lead me in thy truth, and teach me, for thou art the God of my salvation; for thee I wait all the day long.6Be mindful of thy mercy, O LORD, and of thy steadfast love, for they have been from of old.7Remember not the sins of my youth, or my transgressions; according to thy steadfast love remember me, for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD!8Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.9He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

The Psalmist prayer is one for forgiveness and guidance. David knows that he needs the love and forgiveness of his Heavenly Father.  He desires communion with God once more. He wants his Heavenly Father to direct him lovingly in truth and wisdom. He wants no less than all that God has to offer because he has seen what it is to be without Him.   David wants a relationship with God because he knows without it, he will be lost.  David humbles himself before God, knowing that he has sinned against his creator, and is in need of redemption. In reverence and with childlike faith he petitions his Lord once more. He prays and waits for his deliverance to come. How many of us have been filled with regret after we have intentionally run from our Father’s will? David is sorrowful and yet, trusting; he is filled with hope anticipating forgiveness from his most loving and merciful Heavenly Father.

Each day we are given the opportunity to run from sin and to run into the arms of  our Lord.  The tasks are long and the temptations are many, but God who is our strength will lead us out of the darkness and into the light. What lasting power of our own do we possess ?

When we desire what is good and right and allow God to take over, we will find peace.God has given us a gift of free will; we must use it wisely. With God, we can begin again; we can arise from the ashes and be made whole once more.  If you wish to know the way to go, you must only follow the One who always knows the way.

God Bless You