Dear Friends in Christ,
We're getting closer to Pentecost! In the Acts of the Apostles, we see the apostles at prayer suddenly feeling great power coming on them in the form of fiery tongues. From weak and uncertain men, they are transformed into courageous and bold followers of Christ.
This is a good time for us to ask ourselves how we make use of the gifts of the Holy Spirit which we received at our Confirmation. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, urges us to a close imitation of the life of Jesus. He urges us to be protectors of the poor and needy, and to preach by our actions. What might have happened if the Apostles had decided to keep the whole treasure of God's Word to themselves? The newly-born Church would have withered and disappeared within a few years.
Jesus did not prepare His followers for an easy life. That's not why He died on the Cross, or why He rose from the dead. As He loved us to the death, so He expects us to pay the price for the glory of eternal life.
There are times in our life when we all face situations that seem impossible. It's easy to get discouraged and think that things won't ever work out. But the scripture tells us (2 Corinthians 2:14) that God goes before us and makes our crooked places straight. In other words, even though we may not have the connections we need right now, we don't have to worry. God is going before us lining up the right people, arranging the right breaks, and setting up the right opportunities. He is preparing the way for victory!
Today, if you are facing difficulty, don't fall into the temptation to get negative and sour. That adversity is no surprise to God. He's not up in the heavens scratching His head and thinking, “Oh, no! Now what am I going to do?” No, He already has every day of your life written in His book. Before you had that problem, God already had the solution. He is going before you right now preparing the next chapter of your life. Stay in faith and keep the right attitude because He is moving you forward into the victory He has prepared for you.!
Let us thank our Heavenly Father for ordering and directing our steps, and for working behind the scenes on our behalf. Let us again and again choose today to trust in Him, knowing that He is good, and He always leads us to victory.
May God bless Y'all always!