Glory of God Prayer Group, St. Cecilia Parish, Wa Diocese, Ghana - Let Your Light Shine

Saint of the Day

Pride of a false knowledge

Don't be proud of a false knowledge that there is no God when you are not God.   Felix Dordaa Mahama

A man of courage

He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy. Socrates

Fear vs reverence

Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence. Socrates

Believe that you may understand

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. Saint Augustine

All things unholy

I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone. Francis of Assisi

False words

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. Socrates

Aim at heaven

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. C. S. Lewis

Nonsense questions

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. C. S. Lewis

Feed the poor

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa

Will

Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider. Saint Augustine

unwanted, unloved

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. Mother Teresa

In season at all times

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Mother Teresa

The end of life

The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him. Socrates

Hear the other side

Hear the other side. Saint Augustine

True wisdom

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. Socrates

Words of light

Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness. Mother Teresa

we belong to each other

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa

Truth

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. C. S. Lewis

Touch the dying

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. Mother Teresa

The richest

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates

It is as if most human beings are configured to be automatically  afraid whenever there are challenges. This auto-panic device makes even some Holy Spirit filled Christians to cry out, complain and wish for a return to their former ways of life when they go through a test.  In fact, when this auto-panic device is activated, it automatically uninstalls any faith application. Therefore, at this stage, anxiety, fear, worry, hopelessness, dejection etc. begin to control such a person.

The people of Israel had this application installed in their system. This made it difficult for them to trust God no matter the number of assurances given to them. So, even when God was working out a miracle for them, their natural response was to question Moses, "Why did you bring us out of Egypt?...It was far better for us to be the slaves of the Egyptians than to die in the desert."

Beloved, if you are saved, faith should be your natural response to the things you face in life. I don't know that which is causing you to panic. I don't know why you want to give up on God. I don't know the things you fear most which are pursuing you. No matter what they are, I want to encourage you with the words of Moses, "Fear not! Stand your ground, and you will see the victory the Lord will win for you today. These Egyptians whom you see today you will never see them again. The Lord Himself will fight for you; you only have to keep still." Delete any auto-panic device installed in your system and allow God to install the faith application in you today.

Shalom!

Key Text:
Exodus 14:5-18

Paa Sammy
( Adom Fie, Kumasi)

 

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