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UNDERSTANDING

Understanding is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit which helps develop the faith within us. It is the ability to comprehend the actions of God and then that of humanity. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. Isaiah 11:2  Pope Francis explained the gift of understanding as the gift that helps the Christian to be intimate... Read More

FORTITUDE

Fortitude is the virtue that helps an individual endure pain or adversity, and to do so with courage. It is a character that helps one keep faith in the face of obstacles. Fortitude gives us the strength to do what needs to be done. …and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. Matthew 10:22 Fortitude is only possible through the power of the Holy Spirit and is developed when we truly walk with... Read More

PIETY

Piety is godliness and reverence for God. It is a special gift of the Holy Spirit which portrays the quality of faithfulness in a person’s relationship with God. It is not earned or developed by effort, but it is infused, and this helps us see God as our Father and to also relate to Him with affection and devotion. Have nothing to do with godless and silly myths. Train yourself in godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness... Read More

WISDOM

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who practice it” (Psalm 111:10). Fearing the Lord means fear of separation from God, and fear of seeking joy and hope from other places other than God. Wisdom is the key to lasting happiness and paves our way into a hope-filled future. He who gets wisdom loves himself, he who keeps understanding will prosper. Proverbs 19:8 How do you get wisdom? James 1:5 admonished... Read More

ME AND MY BIG MOUTH (TAMING THE TONGUE)

Do You know that the way you choose words defines who you really are? Do you know that words have power? Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for edifying, as fits the occasion, that it may impart grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 The Bible exhorts us to clean up our language and use words that are pleasing to God. It is very challenging to keep oneself from unwholesome talk, but our speech gives an evidence of... Read More

WHEN TEMPTATION BECOMES UNBEARABLE

In our daily lives we keep struggling with kicking out thoughts that are not pleasing to God. The battle between our flesh that wants its own way and the spiritual part that wants to please God is continuous. We are tempted when we are enticed and carried away by our lusts, thus allowing temptation to exercise its power over us. Fighting temptation is hard especially when we blame ourselves because we are tempted. God has not left us helpless. He... Read More

LOVE

LOVE Christianity is the evidence that love is the most powerful force in the universe. The Christian love ‘agape’ is sacrificial love shown to us by God. It is not partial nor self-seeking. It is unconditional. It gives, sacrifices, and expects nothing in return. Our lives as Christians must be based on love. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The... Read More

FORGIVENESS

FORGIVENESS Forgiveness is an act of pardoning an offender. It is a choice which is motivated by obedience to God’s command. Forgiveness is not easy, but we must do it irrespective of how we feel. To forgive means to ‘let go’. And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another just as God in Christ forgave you.  Ephesians 4:32 We imprison ourselves when we harbor unforgiveness and experience freedom, emotionally and spiritually... Read More

FAITH

FAITH Is it possible for us to release all our fears and failures into the hands of God? Oh yes. Sometimes in our lives, we face uncertainties and the answers are elusive. Do we then depend on our own understanding and reasoning? No. This is when we demonstrate our faith for God’s ways may be difficult for us to understand as Isaiah 55:8-9 reminds us. What then is faith? Now faith is the assurance of the things hoped for, the conviction of things... Read More

Giving Our Children What is Important

A Word to Young Parents by Ana Piller

I may not have silver or gold, but what I have, I give to you. It is amazing how we try to provide our children with the very best we can give them from the moment they arrive into the world. As we strive to be good parents we make sacrifices of time and money to send them to good schools, to give them the tools they will need to excel, to enroll them in many extracurricular activities, and to provide them with vacations and travelling experiences... Read More

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