My sincere apologies for such a long hiatus! Things have been crazy & life has been going a light speed!
For the past six (6) years, I have been "in school" studying to be a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church. This past Saturday, that came to fruition as I was Ordained at Holy Family Cathedral (along with 10 of my classmates).
With this done, the REAL WORK & Ministry begins. Stay tuned for great things to come & please pray for me & The Fig Whisperer!.
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We cannot always control our situation or circumstances however, we CAN determine HOW we respond to those situations or circumstances.
God has blessed us all with reason and a plethora of talents many of which we may not be aware. Using our reason combined with our God-given talents in communion with the Theological & Cardinal Virtues of Faith, Hope, Love, Prudence, Fortitude, Justice, and Temperance, we CAN become what God has planned for us & for our lives.
We need only spend time in quiet solitude in order to hear His voice in the inner most recesses of our hearts!
"And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’ And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’”
The CRITICAL QUESTION here is this -
"WHY are you here?"
Like the fig tree in Luke's Gospel is to produce figs, our mission is also to "produce". Produce a life full of love for God & others & to use our unique gifts & talents to bring about good in us, others & inner world.
It is a question that many of us ask ourselves & often times spend a lifetime trying to answer.
We are all "here" for a purpose. God created each & every one of us with a unique reason & purpose for our being here. It is our mission, to not only find that purpose, but to act on it & fulfill what God has planned for us.
Far too often, the world & its never-ending "noise" block the ears of our heart from hearing God's call & hearing the instructions from our Creator.
Our offer to you, is to reach out to us to share your life, your situation & your frustrations & allows us to talk from our hearts to help you become what God has called you to become.
How much thought have you given to the REASON for you being here? Your being here on Earth at this point in time? God has imprinted on us at the moment of our existence, a blueprint of what we are to do & become. It is hidden in the deepest recesses of our heart, where He exists. He is patiently waiting for us to come to converse with Him for Him to share His plans for us in our lives.
Too many times, we try to "find ourselves" or go searching our purpose in life in our external world only to become frustrated and disappointed when we "just can't find our calling!"
God is always calling us, we just have too much noise surrounding us for us to hear Him. IN order to "quiet the noise" we need ro remove ourselves from all the distractions that the world throws at is keeping us from hearing God's voice inside. It is an ever so small whisper.
Quiet yourself to hear Him & He will guid you to the fulfillment of your purpose.
In case you had not noticed, we are in an EPIC BATTLE! A battle in which your eternal salvation is at stake!
My question to you then is this - - - "Are you prepared for battle?"
It is more than just donning the armor. It means we need to be prepared & trained to FIGHT! We are past the point of just "sitting on the bench of life" watching ourselves, our loved ones, our friends & colleagues & our world be over-run by Satan & his evil minions right under our noses!
Satan's stealth is just that - - so sneaky & subtle, that we don't even notice. It is the Boiled Frog Syndrome.
The price of inaction is eternal damnation!
We must not only put on the Armor of God, but be well trained in how to use the weapons given to us. The (6) pieces of armor are spelled out in Ephesians 6:14-16. They are:
Learning how to use these pieces of armor are essential in winning the battle.
God has destined us to be Spiritual Warriors in His Army.
THIS is your calling,
THIS is your destiny!