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Friday, December 3, 2010

Is our relationship with our Lord founded on signs and wonders?

Today's Reflection

“Let it be done for you according to your faith.”

Is our relationship with our Lord founded on signs and wonders? Do we remain indifferent and unmoved unless we see something unusual which strikes our senses?

It is almost next to impossible to walk in the way of God's will without faith in our hearts. True faith is not based on what we see and touch but on the authority of God. God has revealed Himself to us and He can neither deceive nor be deceived. Authentic faith demands that we believe firmly in His Word under any circumstance. To believe God and His Word, despite life's difficulties, is pure faith which is pleasing to God and which can only be ours as a gift from Him if we have hearts that are truly open.

God sees into our souls and knows how strong and pure our faith has been even more clearly than we do. But God does not require more than each one can give Him. When He sees our deepest motivations and sincere efforts to follow Him, believe in Him and depend on Him, He necessarily takes it upon Himself to perfect our faith. Thus with God's grace our imperfect and still human faith becomes pure and supernatural.

In this life, we can only walk towards God not by sight but by faith. The more authentic our faith is, the more pleasing it is to God and the more it will allow us to know His holy will and to accomplish it in our lives.

Today let us pursue God in total faith. Let us rejoice as Jesus assures all of us who come to Him with pure faith that we "shall see the bounty of the Lord in the land of the living" and that "it shall be done to you."

Direction

Let us open our hearts to God and His grace so that He may be able to perfect our faith.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, perfect my faith that wavers in difficult times and bitter moments, so that I may know Your true will for me. In Jesus, I pray. Amen.

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