Today, i woke up wanting to be with you…the thought of having you close gave me comfort and peace.
My heart started to want to sing and raise my hands for your greatness in my life.
I say, thank you Lord for this yearning to love you more and be with you.
Completely, i am drawn to you…
Let my “all” sing for you, Lord and glorify you. And as i end my prayer, you gave me this song with these words:
Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me
Break my heart for what is yours
Everything I am for your kingdom’s cause
As I walk from earth into eternity
[Please click to listen to the song Hosanna]
Thank you Lord for your love and the privilege to work for you. I offer all my works and thoughts today, Lord. Take it as my humble offering. Let me work with so much love, humility and care not to hurt others today, Lord. Amen.
I have been praying to join the World Youth Day ever since, but i was not given an opportunity to be in one. The last time i was really close to attending, i was sent to a mission in the US to serve in the hispanic community.
World Youth Day will definitely fire me up more as a missionary. It will be an answered prayer to be with the Pope in an event so heavenly like WYD and be able to be nourished and inspired by many other youth and lay missionaries who are all proud to be Catholics! To me, this is one of those momentous experience as a lay missionary and to fulfill God’s calling to be one with His church in worshiping Him with many others.
I am certain that this will be a life changing experience for me as God’s servant and will definitely know Him more, love Him more, and serve Him more after this momentous event with God, the Pope and millions of Catholic youth all over the world.
In my heart, i know God will bring me to Rio, Brazil to be part of World Youth Day 2013. Faith works wonders!
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GOD’S GREATNESS AND AWESOMENESS MAKES ME SO EMOTIONAL AND SAY, I LOVE YOU MORE, JESUS! Today, i went to mass early so i can meet up with our priest speaker for the weekend. We got to the church early for the mass and so i had time to kneel and pray my novena to St. Joseph [its the 4th day today!]. It was a short novena but i stayed kneeling and just being quiet with the Lord made me feel and hear Him say, “I am in control!”
The first reading affirms so much the state of my heart at the moment. Isaiah 49:8-15 “In a time of a favor I answer you, on the day of salvation I help you; and i have kept you…can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.”
So much stuff in my plate now BUT I KNOW GOD IS IN CONTROL and HE KNOWS! He will answer my needs! Therefore, i will remain at peace and will continue to praise God for this privilege to work for HIM! Nothing can compare to HIS awesomeness even in the midst of “worldly chaos” because in HIM i gain “heavenly peace!”
Life is beautiful and so i will celebrate it as i work for HIM! Thank you, Lord! Take the work of my hands as my humble offering. Amen.
[thank you Carl Casequin for the picture. God bless you!]
Photo taken in Austin, TX