Sunday, September 27, 2009

May your words and meditation be acceptable

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22, Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29, Psalm 124, Psalm 19:7-14, James 5:13-20, Mark 9:38-50

I'll start with a statement I have tried to drive home in recent lessons: We are powerful. Because of our status as the heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven, we can make things happen on earth and touch God's heart.

God have given us gifts and talents to do wondrous things for each other, becoming a living testimony for God. Esther used her beauty to gain favor with the king and free her people from bondage. Moses used his special relationship with God to provide for his people, even though God had already given them freedom and sustenance.

Jesus even intervened when his disciples wanted to stop others performing miracles, because they believed and were blessed because of it. As God's children, we can do anything in His name. We can heal the sick, aid the poor and change the world we live in. As long as we speak in a way that is acceptable to God and have a clear mind and heart, nothing is beyond our reach.

Elijah prayed for relief from rain and it was granted. Elijah then prayed for rain and it was granted. What have you sought in your life that has not been granted from God? Have you truly asked Him for it? James reminds us that we have not because we ask not.

Continue to walk in your faith and unleash your power. If your words and meditation are acceptable to God, sit back, watch God work, and be thankful for the power you have been given by our Holy Father.