Saturday 17th October – Memorial of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr
Reflection: Romans 4:13, 16-18
HOLDING ON TO GOD’S PROMISES
Our catechism teaches us that faith is the supernatural gift of God which enables us to believe without doubting whatever God has revealed. Faith makes us certain that whatever we ask of God will be granted to us according to His will. It gives us the assurance that we will always have answers to our prayers. All the promises of God to us his children are realized though faith hence scripture tells us: Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.” (Heb 11:1)
Faith propels us to move even when the obvious situation around us asks us to stop. Faith tells you that you are a success when all around you is written failure. This is amazing! Yet, all too often we get worried and impatient when things do not go as planned and God seems not to be answering our prayers. If you have moments of waiting on God, do not be discouraged. You are in good company and you have the assurance that you will not be disappointed. Dear friend what are the promises of God concerning you and your family? Only believe! God is ever faithful.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, please help me to hold onto your promises with faith and trust just as Abraham did. May my trust in you never be disappointed. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 2611 – The prayer of faith consists not only in saying “Lord, Lord,” but in disposing the heart to do the will of the Father. Jesus calls his disciples to bring into their prayer this concern for cooperating with the divine plan.
HIDE A TREASURE: “No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.” Romans 4:20-21 RSV-CE
Today’s Readings: Romans 4: 13, 16-18; Psalm 105: 6-9, 42-43; Luke 12:8-12