Let us praise and thank God for the many benefits that He has given us, for the satisfaction of our needs, for our temporary home on earth . With a clear mind, let us contemplate the meaning of these benefits ; they are but a pale imitation of the eternal good things. They imitate the eternal good things as weakly and ineffectively as a shadow imitates the object casting it. By giving us these earthly goods, God mysteriously tells us: My People! Your temporary sojourn is blessed with various, countless goods, which can capture and ravish the eye and heart, which can fill all your needs to excess. Imagine how much greater are the goods that will fill your heavenly home. Understand the boundless, unimaginable goodness of God, and, limiting yourselves to the reasonable use and contemplation of earthly things, do not act foolishly. Do not become enslaved to them, do not destroy yourselves because of them. Using them as much as you need and require, with all your strength, strive to the attainment of heavenly good things. - St. Ignatius Brianchaninov
Matthew 3:2. Repentance is a crucial ingredient in receiving forgiveness and salvation from God for our sins. While admitting and confessing our sins are mandatory when we disobey God, it is pointless if we do not also repent. Some Christians believe that we can sin, confess our sins, and then continue sinning and doing whatever pleases us. In this sense, our confessions are just empty words that are not backed by any change. When we do not back up our confessions with repentance, we are trying to take advantage of God's mercy and Jesus's sacrifice. True repentance from sin is the only way we can be completely forgiven and restored from our sins. True repentance involves a series of changes that take place in our minds, hearts, actions, and directions. Repentance involves a change in our minds because we must change our thoughts from concentrating on sin to concentrating on God. We must change our hearts through repentance by no longer accepting sin in our lives. Instead of tolerating or enjoying sin, we come to despise, reject, and avoid it through repentance. Repentance changes our behaviors because we no longer continue committing the same sins over and over and make the necessary lifestyle changes to reduce and stop our sinning. Finally, repentance requires a change in direction because we must turn away from sin by turning toward God and following Him instead of our sinful desires. Make sure that you are not only confessing your sins, but you are also repenting from them and turning to God as well.
EVEN REPENTANCE CANNOT FORGIVE U
GO FAST AND ASK FORGIVENESS IF U HURT SOMEONE OR LEAKED OUT SOMEONES SECRET OR SAID SOMETHING WHICH MADE THE OTHER PERSON HURT 😭 .
I fear that my prayer is not valid..I feel guilty for each prayer my mind was not focused.. I fear the day I will meet my lord full of sins and disobidience.. I fear the day I will be lowered in grave and be alone in the dark hearing people leaving me.. I fear to die in a state of disobidience or die a disbeliever.. I fear the day hellfire will rage and roar and I fear to hear this terrifying sound..I fear to fail my purpose in this life which is to save my soul.. I fear the day I will be questioned in my grave and most of all I fear my creator Allah the most high..oh Allah forgive me and all the believing men and women ameen
To see my hubby accompany my dad for errands, makes my heart happy. I love to see my husband and my parents having a good relationship.
I've been praying about it and the Lord has answered abundantly.
Praying for salvation for my family, and taking action to someday they come to believe in Jesus Christ (truth) and receive Him into their lives.
Thank you Lord.
"Honor your Father and your Mother" 5th commandment
I have dishonored them by my past, but thabk God,
Reading enlightens the mind considerably, and helps it concentrate. For those are the Holy Spirit's words and they attune those who attend them. Let what you read lead you to action, for you are a doer...Seek to be enlightened by the words of salvation through your labors, and not merely from books. - St. John Climacus