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Oct 022017
 

Daniela Miranda. Photo: Paula Dizaró

Be brave, do not be afraid.
Daniela Miranda. Photo: Paula Dizaró
How is the Lord’s Mercy in our lives? It is carried from generation to generation. Let us repeat these words described in the diary of St. Faustina number 449: “I am your mother by the infinite mercy of God. The soul that faithfully fulfills the will of God is the one that pleases me the most. Be brave, do not be afraid of illusory difficulties, but set your eyes on my son’s passion and you will conquer.

What does courage mean? Courage does not mean absence of fear, but rather, to act even in the face of fear because trusting in the Lord we will move forward. The deeper we delve into the Lord’s Mercy, the closer we come to the Merciful Jesus.

In I Samuel 17, the episode of Goliath is told. Every day we face many Goliaths in our lives. What is our Goliath? What are we facing that is too big? Are we struggling to win?

On the other side we have David who was very small but had the courage to face the challenges. To be brave we must assume who we are and the qualities that God has given us. This is how we will serve the Lord, so let us enter confidently in combat with the gift that God has given us.

Often people will tell us words that discourage us, but we can not be discouraged and we must have the courage to say and do everything with humility and trust in God.

Most of the time we want to win battles using weapons, but we need to overcome them by proclaiming trust in Jesus.

Courage is linked to trust, because when we are with a confident heart we have the courage to face the daily challenges. In the face of  difficulties, the enemy wants to deceive us, but when we face obstacles with confidence in Jesus, a stone is enough to overcome.

Our confidence grows as we move forward in prayer, so it is important to have a life of prayer.

Daniela Miranda

Missionary of the Canção Nova Community

Aug 312017
 

The Lord’s gaze is upon those who fear Him and wait on Him

Waiting and trusting is our salvation!

Today I want to begin with the Word of God: “The eye of the Lord watches over him who fears him, on whom he expects in his grace” (Psalm 33:18). This is a word of hope that comes from God, because He is wonderful and will change everything that is wrong in our life. But we have to be intimate with Him, and for that to happen, we need to pray. Have you been praying lately?

Before God, we can not keep our heads down, as if we were defeated. When we have a garden, we can plant beautiful roses or dig a grave, it will depend on us. The optimist plants the roses; The pessimist, without hope, digs his own grave and looks at it every day.

We trust in the Lord, so we need to assume our identity as children of God and wait on Him, the Lord’s gaze is upon those who fear Him and wait on Him. My brother, the Lord is looking at your pain, at your life, your problem, so decide today to plant roses in your garden and wait with confidence in the Lord.

His brother,

Wellington Garden (Eto)
Co-founder of the Canção Nova Community and administrator of the FJPII

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Aug 302017
 

Monsenhor Jonas Abib celebra missa em comemoração aos 35 anos da Fundação João Paulo II

“Whosoever believeth in him shall not be ashamed” (Rom 10:11)

Each day, the Lord points the way for our lives, and we need to be attentive to it. One day is never the same as the other, even if we want it.

How good it is to wake up and then deliver our day to the Lord in prayer so that He will lead us! When we put our trust in God, we are never disoriented and confused because He takes our heart’s desires seriously. The Word of God assures us of this. Yes, whoever trusts in Him will not fail.Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

We need not be afraid to give Jesus our life, because it is from Him comes what hope. Let us say many times on this day: “Jesus is my victory!”

Jesus I trust in you!

Luzia Santiago

Co-founder of the Canção Nova Community

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Jun 192017
 

Pregação com Padre Roger Luis

There are things that happen naturally to teach us how to live, because we are people of flesh and blood

The flow of water is so natural, that only some eyes see without seeing anything wrong.

Many times in our life, there are things that happen naturally to teach us how to live the beauty of human nature, because we are people of flesh and blood, we are human and not angels.

To realize this great truth, seeing in ourselves our miseries and weakness, let us abandon ourselves to God with the confidence so that we can live in this land more calmly and in a more healthy way.

God bless you in your humanity!

A hug from your brother,
Shahir Rahemane

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Aug 262015
 

 

The meditated Word today is in St. Matthew 6:33-34.

“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be given by extension. So, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have its own concern. Every day is enough for their evil. “

Marcio Mendes_Sorrindo pra Vida

The today’s scriptural passage shows us that God knows all our needs, so we must seek first the Kingdom of God and all will be given.

It is necessary to get the righteousness of God, not the Justice of this world and of men. So don’t worry about tomorrow, because each day has its concern. The great prevention that we must do in our life is to take care of today so that tomorrow is quiet. When you do what is necessary today, tomorrow will be even better.

There’s no point in wanting to advance certain times, it’s normal to want to rush situations, like a fight, a problem, a difficulty, but it is necessary to live and persevere in time.

We create dependence on people, situations that lead us to believe that if we miss something or someone our life ends. However, it is not so. We have a God who is making all the arrangements, and maybe this is your big chance to experience something new, get new opportunities.

When we see ourselves in a situation where we don’t know how to move on, it’s time to put ourselves in the right direction. If you don’t know what the right direction is for your life, hold the hand of God, take care of today and the rest He will provide. The next step is all you need there is a wisdom in simply take the first step. This step will not solve everything, but it will be a start, regardless of whether it is big or small.

If you don’t have anything to do, rest, rest in the arms of Jesus and then you will have the strength to get up and move on. Resume, although slowly, and God will help you.

Márcio Mendes
New song Community mission

Transcription and adaptation: Leticia P.

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Jul 222014
 

Cast your care upon the LORD, who will give you support. He will never allow the righteous to stumble. (Ps 55, 23 NABRE).

luziaIt is necessary to give to the Lord all  your intentions that you carry in your heart and to trust that He cares and realizes in certain time, the best for  His children.

Which situations do you, today, need to give to the Lord? A sickness of someone dear to you? A business that in sometime you are starting? A child on drugs or that lacks understanding in the family? There are so many situations! But in all these it is necessary to have a certainty in which God hears your prayers.

In God, is your hope, therefore, do not give up praying and trusting in Him, that love never stops in you.

Pray throughout the day: “I trust in Your power, in Your kindness, in You I trust with as a child. I trust in You, blindly, in all situations.”

Jesus, I trust in you!

Luzia Santiago

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