Have you been into feeling of emptiness and brokenness in your Life? Wherein you question the purpose of your life and eventually you question God as to why you have to go through this period of emptiness? Some of us may come out of this period of emptiness with fully charged faith and some of us comes out of this moments of emptiness with lowly spirit then we begin to develop coldness towards God.
Perhaps this is our own desert experience in which the Holy Spirit purposely leads us to test the true mettle of our faith and discipleship. During this period of brokenness perhaps Satan is there also to test us and the angels are there also to assure us that amidst these moments of emptiness God is always there for us to assure us of His abiding presence.
During this spiritual dryness we must not lose sight of the fact that God uses this period to strengthen us and not to weaken us. We must not lose sight of the fact that God wants us all to come out of these desert experiences always triumphant.
Jesus had His own desert experience; He was lead there by the Holy Spirit. While there He was tempted by the devil but He did not allowed the devil to gain foothold in His life. Because He knew His Mission in life he instead used His desert experience as His launching point to start His three years public ministry.
At this very moment in our lives we maybe are in the midst of emptiness and brokenness. Let us not lose heart; let us continue to hold on to God no matter what happens.
I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).
Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).
Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).
Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton
Saturday, February 28, 2009
My Gospel Reflections for March 1, Sunday Mark 1:12-15