By visiting this site today you've done an amazing thing, you've united yourself with the Holy Spirit. It's true! What you've done is accepted and responded to one of God's graces. That's a huge deal! You may not realize it but believe me when I tell you that you've done a very profitable thing for the welfare of your soul.
You see, every day God bestows His graces upon us. Unfortunately, with the chaos that seems to be our every day lives, we very often ignore and miss those graces. When we do this, we're throwing away the necessary tools our souls require.
It's important for us to understand that a grace from God is a precious gift. They're sent to us with love and they help us to rid ourselves of the imperfections that we have and allow us to shape ourselves into the instruments of love that God wants us to be.
God has a plan for each and every one of us. He knows what He wants from us and He knows how to help us achieve it. When you accept and respond to a grace, you're saying yes to God and allowing Him to do His work in us. We can't do it ourselves, that's for sure! If God left it up to us, we'd all be lost because we can't seem to see beyond the world we're living in. This is not the place of our repose, Heaven is. We can't lose sight of that while here in this world. Jesus told us Himself, "No man can serve two masters." You have to choose, follow Christ or follow the world. You can't do both.
Remember also, that at your judgement, you will have to give an account for all of the graces bestowed upon you throughout your life. The graces you have responded too and put into use in your life will be rewarded a hundred fold, while the graces you have rejected will be punished severely.
It's easy to miss the graces God showers us with. The world is a busy place and it demands a great deal of our attention. Learning and understanding how to recognize these graces is one of the keys to obtaining salvation. Nobody is guaranteed of Heaven. We have to work hard at serving God while in this world. The more graces we accept from God, the more assurance we will have of that eternal salvation we all want.
So give yourself a pat on the back. You recognized and responded to a grace God sent you by visiting this site. While you're here, I hope you'll look around and read some of the things that may help you with your salvation.
As you read through the information offered here, have a pad and pen handy so you can write down a particular thought that you think might help you on your journey. We have a tendency to read things yet we don't allow them to sink in, those thoughts then becomes background noise in our memories. If there's something that interests you, write it down!! It'll help you out later.
Thanks so much for giving my blog a few moments of your time. I hope there's something here that you and your soul may benefit from.
Remember, never give up while on the road to eternal salvation. It may seem hopeless at times but remember, "He that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved," and then you'll find yourself, Forever in Heaven.
"And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved" Matthew 10:22
Like anything else in life, we have to learn. Going through our lives without any understandings of the hidden obstacles that can cripple our efforts to save our souls can be a fatal ignorance.
Our Lord Jesus consciously submitted His very self for our sakes. This was a gift to each and everyone of us. A gift that not only needs to be acknowledged, but given thanks for. We've all heard that before, to give thanks to God, but do we?
We're going to take a journey. An adventure that goes back two thousand years. It's full of excitement, drama, love, betrayal and wonderous miracles that will leave us in the awe of greatness.
We've all sat in church and listened to the scripture readings, gospels and sermons. Some we find fascinating, while some just pass us by. It's easy to find ourselves straying away from that tiny path that leads to our salvation. The world is a tricky place, and if we're not careful, we can find ourselves sinking deep into the pit of sin.
Our nemesis, the devil and his band of troublesome demons are always hard at work. These days, more than ever, they're working nonstop to throw chaos and confusion into our minds. The world, who our Lord has told us is under the control of Satan, has turned it's back on God and has done everything to get you to accept it. Each day presents a new opportunity to compromise, to convince ourselves that a particular change in the way we think and live our lives will be okay in the eyes of God. We have to be very careful. The teachings of salvation don't seem to take precedence anymore.
As we take our journey back in time, to the early teachings of the church, you'll find there are ways to let Jesus into your heart that will lift you to a level of spirituality that you may not have known existed. Jesus is always there waiting for you to open yourself to Him. Not just accepting Him, but becoming intimate with the sacrifice He offered for us.
As the saying goes, "no pain, no gain." This isn't an easy journey I'm suggesting. It requires discipline, sacrifice and loyalty. But most of all, it requires love. Love is everything. Love is what allowed Jesus to willingly walk into certain death. Not just death, but a death of suffering that we can barely comprehend.
There is a price to be paid to earn our salvation. The road can be rough and dangerous at times. It can bring you to places that you don't really want to go. But just as Jesus walked the road to Calvary, we must walk in His footsteps.
We're going to experience the wisdom of the great saints of the church. We'll contemplate and put into use the teachings Jesus has He left us. We're going to experience the sufferings of His beloved mother and learn how we can comfort her. There's so much we can explore about ourselves. Ways we can improve to become more acceptable to God. We have to prove ourselves to God. He proved His love for us by dying on the cross, what are we doing to prove our love to Him?
There's work to be done and we can do it together. It doesn't happen overnight, but through patience and humility we can achieve it. Our biggest obstacle is ourselves. We have our own opinions and ways of thinking. Remember, Gods' ways are not our ways. We must be open to His way of thinking.
Jesus gave us the Catholic faith. It's a blue print on how to get to Heaven. All we have to do is build the road that's been left for us. It may not always make sense, but that's where our faith and love for Jesus come in. Trust in Him and the teachings that He Himself has left us. Let's listen to the wisdom of the great Saints that Jesus has blessed with mysterious understandings that we haven't been given access to yet.
Your journey to Heaven starts right here. Don't take your salvation for granted. I promise, as we journey through these teachings, you're going to discover things that simply aren't taught anymore. They are however, essential to the eternal salvation of your soul.