Faith & Grace are the keys to release the Plan of God in our life

 

Faith & Grace are the keys to release the Plan of God in our life

Thursday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
September 7, 2017

Today’s Readings:

Colossians 1:9-14
Ps 98:2-6
Luke 5:1-11
www.usccb.org/bible/readings/090717.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/17_09_07.mp3

“Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing,
but at your command I will lower the nets.”

Today’s reading talk about the message of Salvation, Work of redemption, the Word of God, Command of God , Will of God . All these five things are inter connected to each other. The message of Salvation directs us to the redemptive of Work of our Lord and this redemption gives us new birth, making us Sons and daughters of God. The Word of God comes to us in many ways, from the Holmen and Women of the old, through the Community and finally Lord talks personally in our hearts. The Command of God or Commandments of God are put in to our hearts through natural Law and through Holy Spirit at our Baptism. The Will of God is the manifestation of the Spirit of God which leads us in to everlasting truth, we can call this as inspiration of the Spirit or Wisdom of God. All the above looks bit complicated but in short, it is a work of Salvation in our life.

We need grace to obey the Lord, God is Spirit and not man. God, s Words or Command or Will or redemption or Salvation is Spiritual and not Physical or Biological or a Chemistry. We can look at God only through faith and grace of the Holy Spirit. How can we do this since we are human and also carry evil in our lives. St. Pauls answers this in the first reading : From the day we heard about you, we do not cease praying for you
and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will
through all spiritual wisdom and understanding
to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord.

The spiritual wisdom and understanding of our hearts reveals the true meaning of the Word of God or Knowledge of God’s Will in our life. The understanding of our hearts to access the Wisdom and through the wisdom of God the Knowledge of Will of God un to us. When we follow this Command or the Word of God, there is transformation of our heart and our lives and we bear fruits of the Holy Spirit to build the Kingdom of God.

This looks very Complicated due to the process of salvation in theory but in reality, this a onetime activity or very simple process to encounter with Jesus. Jesus has made the Salvation very simple and Short, all those people who are Baptised or repent for their Sin seeking God, s mercy through the redemptive death of Jesus on the Cross, Jesus sets them free from their human and Evil nature and give them his Spirit the Holy Spirit.  We can access God through Wisdom, understanding, Knowledge, words of Spirit and understand the Will of God in our lives and obey them fully. This what God wants from us in our day today lives. When God is in Command and when we obey his Command, no authority in heaven or earth can over power or shatter the purpose of that Command. It will accomplish its purpose through us and make us his disciples to carry on greater Work of God.  This is a very different and interesting Spiritual life to Walk with our Master and understand his Will in our life.

To do this we require to access of the spirit of God 24/7 , this is very interesting and challenging to be with the Lord at all the time of life which the Lord expects from our life. After our death, we will be doing the same thing in heaven to live in the presence of God all the time of our life. We see many people understand their life in human thinking or reasoning and are not satisfied in their life or even unsuccessful in their Worldly life. They fail repeatedly and if at all they take any challenge daringly, they fail miserably and disappoint in their life. This happens due to a different calling or will of God in their life or not listening to the Word or voice of the heart and do the things in human thinking or reasoning and not able to see the true will of God in their decisions. These people are Weak in Spirit and need grace of the Holy Spirit to understand the mysteries or Will of God in their life. They are like spiritual babies and grown Christians must pray for them to be transformed and filled with the Holy Spirit and God will use these Weak people like St. Peter and call them to build his Kingdom upon this earth.  These kind of people must take some time with Jesus and talk to him heart to heart about the struggles and failures and Jesus will give them a helper the Holy Spirit. Many lukewarm Christians who have not experienced Jesus as their Personal Master & saviour come in to this Category. A Jesus encounter seminar or life in the Spirit Seminar or a simple retreat at any Divine Retreat Centres can transform these people in to the love of God.  If someone has already renewed  and experience these struggles , God is calling for a complete obedience to his Command or obedience to God’s Word without any logic or human reasoning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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