EVERY PROBLEM HAS ITS OWN SOLUTION  2

every problem has its own solution

I CAN WITH GOD

 With God we know that we can keep in touch with our own mind and we can get our own lives together.  Without God how else can we do it?  We meet daily stresses and make difficult choices.  Only later do we realize that all these events were God-led.  In fact, it is God that has had to grab us by the hair so that we are able to make new commitments and thereby live more wisely.  So every problem has its own solution.

A crisis may take us to our knees, our most humble thinking. If we had been there to begin with — if we had placed the power of God before our own, putting love before any personal ambition, then our problem may not have developed.

                                     
People don’t always “have it all together” all the time.  It is the wise person who can communicate their experiences of disruptions of relationships or ideas buried deep within.  Then God summons them and they respond and they become wiser.                                                                  
Every time that we are forced up against the absurd, we are compelled to deal with it, to change or grow.  The problem is that the absurd is so absurd – it does not make sense.

Every problem comes bearing its own solution. A crisis may take us to our knees, our most humble thinking. If we had been there to begin with — if we had placed the power of God before our own, putting love before any personal ambition, then our problem may not have developed.

In the end we begin to focus on real problems and situations.  We begin to abandon the fantasies that we have woven concerning how things should go. Continue reading EVERY PROBLEM HAS ITS OWN SOLUTION  2

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STAGE OF LIFE

At what stage are you?
STAGES OF DISCIPLESHIP

Your action to the Thunder of Justice may depend more on what is your stage of life: after the Curiosity Stage, the second stage we find it comfortable to hang around Jesus.  We are easily able to set this Jesus business aside.  We inherently know that there is something more but we don’t know how to explain it.  We hopefully will meet someone who will clarify this interior vision.

The third stage is an Awakening.  It is not enough to ponder the mystery of the kingdom of God.  We associate ourselves with those who are involved with healing the afflicted.  We decide to organize a similar activity into our lives.  We feel a certain surge of joy as we begin to get involved.

Finally we are invited from office, kitchen, classroom or assembly line to broaden our world view and with critical eye to examine our commitment of the mission of Jesus.  It is a call to broaden our horizons.  Instead of imitating Jesus, we wish to identify with Jesus. The follower has become leader.  We must do what Jesus did.

Our world is as big as our psyche wants it to be. The command to watch and pray has new dimensions.  We await the next set of directions which will point out the next step.  The power that proclaims the reign of God and power that heals the afflictions of the world is not ours but God’s.  For our part, we will be able to reach out to others who may not even love us in return.

An Informed Faith

Even the most casual reading of the bible tells us that the reign of God is both a present and a future reality. This era is becoming the age of disciples. The laity has come of age.

We really don’t lose our faith easily any way, but our faith can suffer from atrophy because of the lack of careful inquiry. Human issues can become very tangled if we don’t have a faith that seeks understanding and asks questions. We need to challenge society. We need to search anew the demands of Jesus in very radical ways. Continue reading STAGE OF LIFE 2

PAIN AND STRUGGLES 2

Shaking the Blues

SHAKE THE BLUES

 With God we know that we can keep in touch with our own mind and we can get our own lives together.  Without God how else can we do it?  We meet daily stresses, pain and struggles and make difficult choices.  Only latter do we realize that all these events were God-led.  In fact, it is God that has had to grab us by the hair so that we are able to make new commitments and thereby live more wisely.

People don’t always “have it all together” all the time.  It is the wise person who can communicate their experiences of disruptions of relationships or ideas buried deep within.  Then God summons them and they respond and they become wiser.

Every time that we are forced up against the absurd, we are compelled to deal with it, to change or grow.  The problem is that the absurd is so absurd that it does not make sense. In the end we begin to focus on real problems and situations.  We begin to abandon the fantasies that we have woven concerning how things should go.

      We may have psychological wounds that take a lifetime to be healed.  We may suffer from poor self-esteem:  we feel that we have a lot to lose if another person really got to know us and perhaps they will not like what they find.  We may have scars caused by old betrayals and rejections that have not healed.  We may have cultural and ethnic backgrounds which limit our capability for warmth and openness.                                                                                                                                   
However, it seems that in times of sorrow, God is mysteriously most accessible.  In some profound sense, life is not ultimately absurd but rich with redemptive meaning, though we do not feel this nor can we explain it very well at the time.

It is the work of years that allow love to heal and forgive.  The work of becoming love, and of becoming what God is, may be accomplished in an entire lifetime.  In the end, it is upon completing these tasks of love that we will be judged. 

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GOD ON THE SHELF

GOD IS MY PARTNER

Is our God sometimes put on a shelf to be feared and adored but safely removed from making much impact on our lives?  There are still those who think that they are loving are probably not. They often go around smiling .  They may give, but every scrap of this activity is based on their own needs.  Perhaps this God requires a more open mind and a lot of honesty.  We may still maintain our defenses where we hide from ourselves and others.  Hence we must learn whatever there is about ourselves that is shallow and in need of grace.

It seems that religion has become part of the formula for leading a socially acceptable neighborhood life.  The gospel, however, stands as a silent but powerful critic to a tamed and moderate religion:  “Go sell what you have…”

 Or does our God give life and breath and is nearer to humanity than we are to ourselves?  What does the scriptures mean when it is written that “in God we live, move and have our being”?  What kind of God do you envision?

A God above — guiding our lives benevolently or punitively

A God who is a friend and a guide— walking beside us

A God who manifests itself in beauty and goodness in people, events and nature

A God-within — that tents within us, walks through life with us, and  loves and suffers with us.  Love is what God is.  We are to become what God is.

Perhaps the God-within is a different kind of human experience from God experienced as the Thou above:

 ” May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith and may charity be the root and foundation of your life … so that you may attain to the fullness of God.”  Ephesians 3:17 Untitled-1 Continue reading MY PARTNER GOD 2

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ARE YOU LIVING YET?

FAITH — THE MAGIC OF BELIEF

We can fritter away a great deal of energy with small worries and miss so much of what God has planned for us. Are we still tinkering with what is trivial or foolish? Are you living yet?

Are we missing out on real new possibilities?  Would we not be much happier if we moved deeply with God into relationships and community with others?

So why do people live out their lives in a way that suggests they are really waiting for their lives to be over in order to be with God for eternity?

 Why do people live out their lives in such a way as  to become the persons that they wish to be in five or ten years? 

We are not talking about mentors whose lives we admire. We are talking about now, when we should accept who and what we are in the present?  Some refer to this as the sacrament of the present moment.

 It seems that we are content with shuffling along getting by with as little of life and experience as we possibly can.  But if we live vigorously, the new life that becomes ours is none other than the life of God.  God’s presence within life is very real and it is everywhere.  One does not go outside life to find God.

St. Augustine wrote that wisdom is not what is to come in the future, nor what has been in the past, but what is.   Maybe we have to recognize these religious experiences in the matter  of everyday with a little more sensitivity. 

Can we sharpen the focus of the eyes of faith — in the ordinary?  Continue reading ARE YOU LIVING YET? 2

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SIGN OF THE TIMES

 SIGN OF THE TIMES

Do you know how to read the signs of the times? It is simply to give particular attention to persons or events that speak to us of God in our times.  These signs indicate the presence and the direction of God and the Holy Spirit.  We may then be called to particular choices.

 We live out our lives day to day wishing some sign of God’s presence.  But does God act the same way that He acted in all of history or perhaps are we reading the bible too superficially?  Perhaps most of us presume that a religious experience involves some unusual physical or psychic happening.

 We wish religious experiences were a matter of lights and visions, of voices and clear directions.  But faith is faith — not sight.  As we begin to interpret our times with faith, one experiences joy.  One moves through the world with a sense of wonder.

We as a community must share visions and insights small and large.  We must  share and name the processes by which our lives are becoming identified with Jesus. God intends that we find the divine within ourselves and within our world of people and daily events.Cross Sign Sky

So why the signs?  These signs act as religious experiences and are like Love Notes from God:  they are a confirmation to you that God is beside you and things are okay. There is no such thing as coincidence: only Godcidence.

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YOUR EXISTENCE ON EARTH

EARTH EXISTENCE 

Do you understand the true purpose of your existence on earth? 
Or are you thinking only within the limits of your field of vision?

We are living in the first atheistic civilization in the history of man. We are also living in the most secular civilization since the time of first Christians.  Most people recognize that there is a supernatural realm or spiritual beings. The problem is that most people believe that efficiency and success is more important than knowing what God wants of them.

This loss of God leads to a yearning discontent.  In simple terms you may be too preoccupied with self-fulfillment, rather than with larger issues.

We may be too proud of your human individuality to admit it.  Yet a belief in the afterlife makes it much easier to deal with problems right now.

We need to overcome our preoccupation with ourselves, but in what way?   This site may answer that question.  It serves to create for you an image of a Supreme Being who favors you in a special way.

What would you say 
if we could convince you 
that God is acting in your world 
today in an amazing way?

As a starter, something or Someone led you to this site! 

Many of the passages originate from: A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles” by Marianne Williamson

JESUS WISHES TO SPEAK TO YOU.

YOUR EXISTENCE ON EARTH

Will I Find Faith on the Earth?

“I love you.

When I return at the end of time will I find faith on the earth? This is the question I asked before I left the earth to return to the Father.

Today people are attracted by so many things. They have made gods of sport, material things, money, alcohol, drugs, witchcraft and all kinds of pagan practices. These have no power to save you for they will all wither away. They can only enslave you.

I am the only Savior of the world. Yet, I am being kept out of classrooms, radio shows, parliaments and governments, the media, etc.

In some countries of the world, it is forbidden for Christians to go to Church to pray. It is even thought by some that it is a good thing to kill Christians.

Yet there is a small group of My brothers and sisters who believe in Me with all their heart and they have given their lives to Me. They oppose the world with its false values and rejection of Me.

You, My dear friend, I bless you and strengthen you with the Holy Spirit. You are the remnant who is loyal to Me and lives in union with Me. You are the joy of My heart. Be courageous every day and do not be afraid of those who oppose Me. Pray for them that they may be converted. I love you.”

 

The above messages came to Father Melvin Doucette:

Fr. Melvin Doucette was ordained to the priesthood on and joined the Missionaries of Africa for 29 years in Africa. In contemplative prayer every morning, Fr. Doucette receives by interior locution “messages from heaven” to share with the public.

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LAST DAY ON EARTH 2

Last day on earth

WORRY IS A BAD HABIT           

Over 90% of most worries never happen. Just think back at your own history of worries to verify this. All worrying did for you was to deprive you of energy.  So worry is bad habit! So forget the past, forgive yourself and others. Instead learn from your mistakes and live as if it was your last day on earth.

The secret is to keep calm and peaceful with God. Repeat: “Lord, you are now emptying my mind of all fears and worries.” Allow God to be your Partner every moment of the day.”

 Thank God for the difficulties that you are experiencing. It makes you closer to God. Know that God is working things out for the best, when you repeat the words of the “OUR FATHER”: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven…                                                                                               
You will never have to worry about being taken advantage of again unless it is God’s will. Your life is in the Palm of His hands and you can trust Him in all things. 

You are probably genuinely interested in other people, so people will like you. The person who attracts opportunity and friends has vitality and enthusiasm.

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THE COMING GLORY 2

Coming Glory

The Coming Glory

In 1994, God poured out His power on what was then the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship. As the years passed, there was a disinterest in all of this — too messy! Too out of control! To make things worse, our cultural agreement concerning right and wrong, sin and morality has been lost. It seems that the world is growing darker. But this may be the very time when the Holy Spirit will turn things around and start to burn brighter in our Churches for the Coming Glory.

We in North America have yet to experience the true baptism in the Spirit, because we tend to be too laid-back, as our culture teeters on the edge of collapse.  Christians, when they become rich, increase their goods and are in need of nothing. They forsake God and become self-centered.  The really love God, but they love their pleasures even more.  Many have fallen away from church involvement — still believers, but only going through the motions; they don’t know what else to do.

“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, … lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.”                                                                                              2 Timothy 3: 1, 2, 4

Even the most doubtful people on earth must, in their honest moments, admit that something apocalyptic “shaking” is about to take place in the world. “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of My mouth”.                                                                    Revelation 3: 15-16

At least that seems the common opinion among many modern day prophets. “Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets.”                    Amos 3:7

 “... as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.  But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.” 2 Peter 3:12-13 So those who are prepared, should be accepting of the coming event. “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”                                           James 1:12

Coming-Glory

The Prophetic Coming Glory

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 REAP WHAT WE SOW

 REAP WHAT WE SOW

To reap what we sow applies to our whole generation, not on any one individual.  Some people receive messages from Above.            

This is a Douser of a Message!

Expect a shaking throughout the world within a short time. The first of two warnings have come already. The last warning will be shorter.

Personally I take this seriously:

  • Be ready for a quick exit from the house to the car: house coat, slippers and pants with ID in the pocket near the bed.
  • The car trunk will already be stocked with sleeping bag (blankets), coat and warm clothes.
  • Upon returning to the house without hydro, organize the stored wood, naphtha for the lanterns and one week supply of food and water.

Most of you will think this is absolutely crazy. Even if you don’t take any precaution, you will definitely want to know what is happening!

world shaking

Here is a clue:

Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and she was asked, ‘How could God let something like this happen? (regarding Hurricane Katrina).  Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response..  She said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.  And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out.  

God Bad things

How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone? Yet He loves us enough to gently warn us and it is so easy to be prepared. Most of the damage will occur to people who are not prepared.

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

PS:  I am not selling earthquake insurance, but  I am one of the few people who has this coverage: $137/year  $300.000 building, $200,000 contents, $60,000 living expenses less 2% deductible. Continue reading WE REAP WHAT WE SOW 2

There is an end-time outpouring that is about to burst.