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Monday, October 19, 2015

Is Jesus truly the Lord of your life? Do you surrender your dreams to Him and ask Him to purify them and give back only those that really matter? - Daily Reflections October 19, 2015


RIGHTEOUSNESS IS RECKONED TO US
 
The fourth chapter of the Letter to the Romans draws to a close. Paul finishes his argument on faith being the harbinger of salvation by including us in what has been promised to Abraham. This outlines Paul’s understanding of faith and how it relates to our lives. It is a very clever argument that paves the way for the Gospel to be proclaimed to the Gentiles as well as the Jews. Paul makes it abundantly clear that the means by which we acquire salvation is by receiving it as a gift from God through faith.
       The strength of faith can be demonstrated by looking at the lives of countless men and women who faced adversity and overcame them by trusting in God. Paul tells us that this is evident in Abraham’s eventual acceptance that Sarah, his wife, would bear him a son even though she was beyond childbearing age. Again and again, in the history of God’s work with His people, we discover miraculous births and various interventions from Him. All we have to do is make ourselves available to the work of God’s grace through faith and it is God who will evangelize the multitude.
       The saints are great examples of inspiration. They stand as beacons on top of the hill, encouraging us to move forward and allow God to use us for His purposes. In this we will discover a life of fulfillment and grace. If we only look to the promises of the world and what it offers, we will not find the fulfillment that only God can bring.
       We all have to make a choice: Who will we install as Lord of our lives — is it God or the things of the world? Let us allow God to reckon us as righteous by placing our faith and trust in Him. Fr. Steve Tynan, MGL
 
REFLECTION QUESTIONS: Is Jesus truly the Lord of your life? Do you surrender your dreams to Him and ask Him to purify them and give back only those that really matter?
 
Father in heaven, You have sent Jesus to redeem us and show us the path of eternal life. Help me to entrust my life to Your care, knowing that You have my best interests at heart.

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