Bless the Lord, all birds of the air; sing praise to him and highly exalt him forever!Daniel 3:80 This praise was sung to God in the midst of flames. He saved the lives of those who trusted him, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. King Nebuchadnezzar tried to murder them for their faithfulness to God. He had … Continue reading Birds
Someone who is not attentive to those experiences might think we're making it up or exaggerating. But to let him make the orders about where the line is would be like giving a couch potato the right to determine how much exercise is necessary!
I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place. For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.Jeremiah 29:10-11 God speaks these words to His people exiled in Babylon. He promises … Continue reading Hope
How gracious is the Lord, and just; our God has compassion. The Lord protects the simple hearts; I was helpless so He saved me.
The Rosary has been described as our best weapon in Spiritual Warfare. We ask Mary--she who pondered everything in her heart--to help us meditate on the life of Christ. The Rosary drives the demons back, as though we brandished a sword in the midst of a host of angels. But how?
In Spiritual Warfare, the Lord needs only one thing from us: trust! Although all things are dark and there seems to be no hope, He has already set a trap for our enemies. His ways give us courage. He makes us sing and spread joy like the sunrise.
Throughout the centuries, Saints have developed techniques to help the Soldiers of Christ persevere in joy. The best way to make the devil flee is to give him the opposite of what he wants. Here are a few examples.
For all the saints who from their labors rest, who thee by faith before the world confessed, thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest. Alleluia! Alleluia!Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might; thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight; thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light. Alleluia! Alleluia!O may thy … Continue reading Spiritual Warfare I: The History