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Apr 202017
 

God pours his mercy over our lives!

Márcio Mendes, on  the program Sorrindo Pra Vida [Smiling at Life ], talks about the mercy of God, who reaches our hearts and transforms our lives. Check out:

The word is meditated on Micah 7:18-19
Who is a God like you, who removes guilt
and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;
Who does not persist in anger forever,
but instead delights in mercy,
And will again have compassion on us,
treading underfoot our iniquities?
You will cast into the depths of the sea all our sins;

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Deus não age pela ira, mas sim pela misericórdia

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Out of love for us, God passes over our faults He is not angry, because he prefers to mercy.

The sin is not us, however, it does not leave us. Once having sinned, the Lord never tires of forgiving us. Even if you don’t see the the way out, he didn’t give up on us.

God will win in our life

If God puts Himself in our reach and forgives us of our bad actions. What paths have we trodden? What has taken us in the right direction? Why we are sad and worn out? Who loves us does not wants us to live in error.

We don’t want to Sin? Flee from what we takes us from God. Sin is the result of the evil one, but God is our protection and refuge.

This world is dangerous! The spiritual world is far more dangerous without the presence of God.

The confession is salvation!

After a disagreement with someone, we run the risk of facing the person and we are afraid if that person will forgive us or not. God can’t wait to transform our life. He forgives all our faults. When we confess our sins, they are wiped out.

What a human enemy against us?

When we face a human enemy, he does everything to try and destroy us. Similarly, the enemy of God also wants to destroy us and the tricks that he uses are heavy.

Purifies our soul’s confession

When we wash our souls before God, there is nothing and no one who can accuse us. When we confess, we are covered with the blood of Jesus! Today, washing in His blood is to take possession of the forgiveness that He gives us.

We want to be released? Let’s start with the confession. Jesus did not come to take away sin, but to give us life. Sometimes we have the feeling that we’re lifeless, so he is ready to give us a new life.

The Lord wants to make us able to not sin anymore! By winning over sin on the cross he won so that every sin  lost power and influence over our lives.

God is closer than we think. By love, He put himself within reach of our possibilities. If someone wants to find God, he or she will find.

Today, the Lord came to pick us up. A mother wouldn’t think twice to give her life for their children, the same way God is the mother who gives his life for us.

Márcio Mendes
Canção Nova Community mission

Transcription and adaptation: Ariele Silva

Portuguese version

Mar 092017
 

How to beat the spiritual battles?

Daily, we face spiritual battles, but only by prayer and intimacy with God we will be able to overcome them.

Márcio Mendes, on Tuesday morning, 10 November, discussed the passage from Exodus on ‘Sorrindo Pra Vida” [“Smiling at Life”]. Taking Moses as an example, he reflected on the need to be in constant prayer and intimacy with God, because every day we face various spiritual battles, whichwe can win only by prayer.

 The meditated Word today is in Exodus 17.8 -13 (d-r):

And Amalec came, and fought against Israel in Raphidim. And Moses said to Josue: Choose out men: and go out and fight against Amalec: tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill having the rod of God in my hand. Josue did as Moses had spoken, and he fought against Amalec; but Moses, and Aaron, and Hur went up upon the top of the hill.

And when Moses lifted up his hands, Israel overcame: but if he let them down a little, Amalec overcame. And Moses’ hands were heavy: so they took a stone, and put under him, and he sat on it: and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands on both sides. And it came to pass that his hands were not weary until sunset. And Josue put Amalec and his people to flight, by the edge of the sword.

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No combate da oração

 

Everything we do, we do with the strength of God. We are fathers, mothers, spouses and children in the power of the Holy Spirit. The one who belongs to Christ is constantly attacked by evil; so the men and women of God need to be coated by the strength that comes from the top.

We face the controversy of life having God for our companion. He fights with us. Every time I get ready for a fight, so let’s put ourselves in prayer and intimacy with the Father.

What is will of God for us in this day? What does He wants to inspire in our hearts? Flash forward, because it is the Father who goes ahead of us. If He asks us to proceed, do not be afraid. Enter combat with courage and trust in the Lord.

Let us not forget the words of victory that the Lord has placed in our heart and in His promises. When we come together, our people, family and community, in prayer to God. We always lose the fight when relaxed and drift apart from the presence of the Father. And the enemy will try everything to move us farther away from the path of Christ.

Happy are those who have friends that sustain them in times of trial. The Son of God needed friends in His life. Let us ask the Lord for friends who help us and help us along our journey.

The answer of God may come through those He put in our way. How many love us freely and intercede for us without us knowing! By constant prayer and the brothers and sisters in the faith that we maintain, we will win all the battles.

Márcio Mendes
New song Community mission 

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Mar 082017
 

The missionary Marcio Mendes on the “Smiling for Life” program, motivates our hearts to trust in Christ as the Lord desires our salvation and for that, we need to open ourselves to His will.

The  Word meditated on today is 1 Thessalonians 5,9-11:
“God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore, comfort you and build one another, as you already do. ”

“The Lord did not create us to death, but for life,” says Márcio.

God did not appoint us to destruction, but to salvation. The Lord did not create us for death, but for life. Salvation for us is to be a daily experience. How many situations of physical and moral hazards do we suffer! But at all times the Lord cares for us.

When we think that our prayer was not heard by God, our heart revolts from it, but the Lord never fails to hear us. Sometimes to win you need to lose, and, over time, we realize that losing was the best thing that could happen to us.

To make the experience of salvation we need to unite in Christ. He promises us salvation if we persevere to the end. For things to change in our lives, let us ask the Lord to touch our hearts. The Father does not demand answers from us, after all we do not know al. But the only thing He asks of us is that we stay with Him no matter what happens.

The only thing we can not give up is to walk with the Lord, because united to Him all else will be a consequence of our walk. We can then discern what comes into our lives, for evil can be disguised as something good. When connected to the Father, fruits begin to sprout in our hearts. If we have God, we can allow the Holy Spirit to manifest His fruit in us.

One day the Lord called us and He continued to walk with us. This is God’s promise to us: “Whoever fears the Lord will know that all will be well, and will be blessed on the day of his death.” (Sir 1:13). We can lose everything, but the most important thing is to be united to the Lord.

Several times, the pleasures of this world blind us and we do not give due importance to our walk with God, the unity of our family and true friends. What makes us stand with the Father is to put our hearts before Him, abandoning ourselves unreservedly in His hands. What does the Lord asks us about today? Whatever it is, if it is He who asks us, may we respond, as doing His will keep us united to him.

Marcio Mendes
Missionary of the New Song Community

Portuguese Transcription and Adaptation: Ariele Silva

Portuguese Version

Mar 072017
 

Fasting and prayer educates us to an experience with God, because they help us to master our impulses

Márcio Mendes invites us to look at our practices of fasting and prayer, because they help us to master our impulses and vanquish evil.

The meditated Word today is in Tobit 12.7 -15:
For it is good to hide the secret of a king: but honorable to reveal and confess the works of God. Prayer is good with fasting and alms more than to lay up treasures of gold: For alms delivers from death, and the same is that which purges away sins, and makes to find mercy and life everlasting. But they that commit sin and iniquity, are enemies to their own soul.

I discover then the truth unto you, and I will not hide the secret from you. When you did pray with tears, and did bury the dead, and did leave your dinner, and hide the dead by day in your house, and bury them by night, I offered your prayer to the Lord. And because you was acceptable to God, it was necessary that temptation should prove you.  And now the Lord has sent me to heal you, and to deliver Sara your son’ s wife from the devil. For I am the angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand before the Lord.“.

O jejum e a oração disciplinam nosso coração

To get rid of evil, we have to have goodness in our heart. The Christian should not seek the occult to get rid of evil things. Whoever has Jesus in his life doesn’t have to resort to nefarious practices.

The only effective path that protects us from evil is good. Doing evil is always a temptation. Sin separates us from God. We are from God and evil must not be allowed to dominate us.

When we choose evil, our life is in ruins. Let us educate our body so that it do no harm. But how do we discipline the body? By fasting and prayer. Who is able to say ‘ no ‘ to their will, will be able to say ‘ no ‘ to sin.

Learn to give up things that are not important in our life. It is better to have little with justice than lots with sin andfast empty wishes. Who has the domain of his body has joy, because he can dominate himself. God uses various means to take us on His paths.

When we are united to the Lord, the suffering is converted into joy. He always changes the nature of our sufferings.

Have the courage to stop everything that’s wrong in your life and learn to say ‘ yes ‘ to God. Almsgiving frees us from death and purifies us of all sins. With courage, we strive to overcome the evil in us.

Márcio Mendes
Canção Nova Community mission

Portuguese Version

Mar 062017
 

Beginning this week through to Holy Week, Catholicismanew will be offering one preacher a week from Canção Nova. This week we will read the words of Marcio Mendes. The next week we will read from Fr. Roger Araujo, the following week from Fr. Roger Luis, the next week from Luzia Santiago and the Fifth week of Lent from Monsignor Jonas Abib. Enjoy this special retreat series from Canção Nova

The meditated Word is in St Matthew 21:28-32:
“But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and coming to the first, he said: Son, go work today in my vineyard. And he answering, said: I will not. But afterwards, being moved with repentance, he went. And coming to the other, he said in like manner. And he answering, said: I go, Sir; and he went not. “

Temos silenciado o coração para ouvir a Deus?

If we can’t hear God, it is not because he won’t speak to us, but because we have muted our heart to hear him.The Lord tells us daily through our consciousness, of his word and of the people, to be on the lookout for His voice.

A person full of the Holy Spirit receives the anointing to transform his or her consciousness to the voice of the Lord. Our consciousness is the presence of God directing us not to take hasty attitudes. The Lord always tells us which way to go. When things do not work out, realize that he is telling us: “don’t go there. Stop! Come back! Let me guide you. “

Sensitivity to understand the will of God

Understand the Father’s hand guiding us on so many facts that happen to us and change our decision. God moves us to your attention when he speaks to us through the events of our lives. Our agitation and our occupations bury the voice of God which directs us. Who listens to his voice and obeys enters Heaven. It is possible to live heaven on Earth, because the presence of the Lord anticipates his Kingdom for us.

The sinner walks with remorse and lives in irritability all the time. The person who fights against God becomes unbearable to him or herself. Whoever is running away from their sufferings and does the opposite of what he says, will find much greater suffering.

Happiness is to fulfill the will of God

The Lord directs us not to make us unhappy, but because he wants the best for us. The child, when does not conform, suffers needlessly. The will of the Lord is a solid rock, in which he will strengthen all of our house. Whoever obeys God loves his family and avoids the reason to run away from his home.

Obey God when we seek Him in prayer and He will purify our our ears to hear him. No matter what our sins, the Lord has the power to remake our history.

Long ago, God has shown us the direction. Don’t be afraid to follow the paths that he shows us, but have the courage to obey his voice. If we unite the will of the Lord in all situations, we will experience Heaven.

Márcio Mendes
Canção Nova Community mission

Portuguese version

Jan 252017
 

Our heart’s desire is to be fully of God, but something has prevented us

Márcio Mendes, on the Canção Nova Program ‘ Smiling at Life ‘, invites us to look at our lives and see what has prevented us from being fully of God.

The meditated Word is in Hebrews 12.1 -4:
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God. Consider how he endured such opposition from sinners, in order that you may not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood.

O que me impede de ser inteiramente de Deus?

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There are things that we live and are not sins, but hinder our way of Holiness. St Paul in points out for us a path. He guides us to fix our gaze on Christ, because He goes before us and directs us to heaven. That we may not be discouraged, let us think of Jesus. That Word above builds in us every willingness to not give up.

Who is this “cloud of witnesses” described in the word? Is it those around us: our children, spouse, co-workers, friends. Are we observed at all times. Whoever says he is a person of God, will be observed by people and they charge us with attitudes of a servant of the Lord in the face of the persecutions, the fighting and slander.

What disturbs us be of God? What has kept us discouraged? What are our sins? Let us leave aside the irritation, the harsh words, lack of education, which makes us do evil and the sin that surrounds us.

Our goal in this life is to be happy, but we have to be good. How many people, attached to the misconceptions of happiness, think: “I’m going to be happy when I have money” or “I will be happy when I get married,” and so many other goals we become distracted from true happiness. For many, health becomes the most important and takes the place of religion and faith.

Let us leave aside the fear of failure. How many people giving up in life, because of the love os someone! We are cured on the road, not stagnating, but we continue. We are all bringing our interior frustrations and disappointments.

We will never live in fullness of  our mission if you don’t get rid of what is weighing on our heart. What disturbs us from following our life? Sorrows, complexes, disappointments? To like a person, the first step is to accept him. If you don’t accept your son the way he is, you won’t be able to love him. Similarly, if you don’t love your father, your mother, your spouse, you will notsucceed in love.

The secret to winning is for you look at Jesus, who endured the cross in view of the joy that was waiting for him. At the moment we accepted Him, He liberated us. The secret to moving on is to keep our eyes fixed on the Lord.

Let’s face this day with reference to Jesus? Let’s dedicate ourselves with grit and perseverance to make this the greatest day of our lives. What could we do good and still haven’t done? With the grace of Jesus we take the first step and we come to the end. Let us remain fixed in thinking of Our Lord.

Márcio Mendes
Canção Nova Community mission

Portuguese Transcription and adaptation: Ariele Silva

Portuguese version

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