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Are you being tested through your suffering?

Do you feel as if you are being tested by what you are going through right now? What is your struggle? For many, it is an illness. One that keeps us away from the normalcy of life. Keeps us away from doing what we like, visiting those we love, the peaceful and everyday things of living life to its fullness. Does your wheelchair confine you from navigating the streets of everyday life? Your current condition rendering you helpless to the point where you have to rely on the assistance of others? What is the meaning of your suffering, your test?

A few weeks ago I visited a woman who was 92 years old and in a rehabilitation center recovering from a heart condition. When we visited I asked how she was doing and she responded, “I know why God has me here. To talk about my faith to others… to encourage and uplift them.” That was a profound statement of truth, a testing of her own faithfulness in God, knowing that if He wanted her to be out of that situation, He could have made it possible, yet she realized the meaning in her suffering; the meaning in her test.

If your mountain was smooth, you couldn’t climb it!

Your test is going to be your TESTimony! The writer of the book of Hebrews tells us in the 18th verse of the second chapter, “Because he himself was tested through what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested”.

The community to whom the writer was speaking to was in crisis. Wanting to believe in their carnal way of thinking, what they had already seen, yet not relying on their faith in Christ Jesus. “Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen”. Hebrews 11:1 Your faith is in His Word, a hope that is evidenced in Christ, that dwells within you. John 1:14

He IS able

God is able to do overwhelmingly and abundantly. He will provide for you pressed down, shaken and overflowing in your life, if you allow Him. God IS able to do anything except fail. Do you have the radical faith enough to believe that?

Do you believe

We all experience faith crises from time to time, asking God why? Why has this happened to me; why am I going through this; what did I to deserve this? Ask yourself what did Jesus do to deserve what He got? Through the hypostatic union, fully God yet fully man Christ endured the test. He not only endured suffering and death but destroyed it once and for all. 

Make your test your TESTIMONY

We too are called to the test. If you have no test then you have no TESTIMONY in your life. The lady above knew here testimony was to tell others about the love of Christ. When we visited and prayed, there was a man who approached me when I was leaving and said, “that was nice what you did for that lady.” I said thank you, “would you like me to pray with you?” He quickly replied, “would you please”? Because this woman was going through a test, it brought healing to someone else. Strength to a man that was weak. Hope for someone whose hope was diminished.

Because Christ went through it, you are able to get to it! (you will get that later)

Christ suffered once and for all, so what we would not have to suffer the pains of death. He knows what you are going through and He is ABLE… He is ABLE to bring you through it. Do you have a radical kind of faith to believe it? Then receive it and go tell somebody else about it!

May the road rise to meet you, and Keep on Keepin’ on!

Richard Lane Ministries

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Have You Let evil Mentally Terrorize You?

I did not capitalize the word evil because I do not wish to give honor to the beast of this world. That being said, let’s begin.

1 Kings 19:4-8 tells the story of one of God’s greatest Prophets of the Old Testament, the

The Prophet Elijah

Prophet Elijah. The back story of this reading, (I encourage you to read the entire 18th chapter of the book of 1 Kings to place this reflection in the proper context) is that Elijah had just taken out 450 false prophets of the god Baal. The God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob; the God of Moses who led the Children of Israel out of Bondage; this same God showed yet again, His Great Might and Power over evil, by destroying all the false prophets of then Queen Jezebel. She was so infuriated that she sent a ‘note’ to mentally terrorize Elijah, Jezebel then sent a messenger to Elijah and said, “May the gods do thus to me and more, if by this time tomorrow I have not done with your life what was done to each of them.” 1 Kings 19:2

She sent a note, by a messenger. Elijah ran from his anointing. He ran from his Commission. He ran from his Strength. He ran from everything he knew that would help him, instead he focused on his own fear. His own carnal fears. How often do we do the same thing when we get bad news from someone? How often do we run into a state of depression when we get wind of a message of destruction; letter from work telling us we will lose our job; shut off notice of utilities, doctor telling us we have an illness that is incurable and only a certain amount of time to live; someone does something wrong against us and we have to pay for it? How often do we run into the desert of depression, the darkness of realizing that our world is going to crash around us? Our carnal minds tell us there is no way out of this one. We are doomed to lose everything we have worked so hard for.

Elijah did the same thing. He left the Lord, he left his family, he left his servant who was his prayer warrior, he left his Lord and ran into the desert of despair and death. He asked the Lord for death, to end it. Have you ever been in a situation so bad that you have asked the Lord, “Lord please, let me go, I’m done, I can’t do this anymore.”

Many people have said that and many people have taken a ‘permanent solution to a temporary problem’, suicide.

Just as the Lord sent Elijah an Angel, He will do the same for you. Lay down, sleep, wake up and eat. Eat of the Bread of Life that restores your soul; Eat of the Bread of Life that Heals and protects from death; Eat of the Bread of Life that gives you strength for this journey called life.

Rest in the Lord. Rest in His Spirit and ask Him to comfort you.
Eat. Eat of the Bread of Life, the Eucharist which is the source and strength of our being. Nourish yourself with good natural food as well. This food will give you strength for your journey.

Get up! GET UP and get out. Tell the devil to ‘get behind me satan’. You have that authority! Get up and move; Get Up and live; Get Up and use that stumbling block in front of you as a stepping stone to get where God needs you to go.

 

Your Faith

It is Faith. Your Faith will be a bridge; a bridge from where you are now, to where God desires you to be, all you have to do is… GET UP! Do not allow the evil one to mentally terrorize you another day, for when you seek the Lord, He will answer you… GET UP!

 

Keep on Keepin’ on!

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Three Steps to Engaging Catholic Youth

“Three Steps to Engaging Catholic Youth”

Youth

For over 13 years the Lord has truly Blessed me as a Lay Catholic Evangelist to travel the United States and abroad, and it never ceases to amaze me at the number of young people who are attracted to the Word of the Lord through me. Yes, I give all Glory, Honor and Praise to the Lord, because it has to be Him and a miracle that young people are attracted to the Word of God through a 50 plus year old man. This is truly the essence of Catholic Evangelization; “GO and make disciples…” Matthew 28:19-20

It is wonderful and humbling at the same time because I have found young people are hungry. They are hungry for truth and to be challenged. I get asked all the time, ‘how do I get my kids to come back to the Church?’ Well in order for us to address that question we must ask ourselves another question, and that is, ‘why’ are they leaving the Church in the first place?

We have failed our youth in this day and age. Failed to properly catechize them and failed to meet them where they are in life. We talk at them and not with them. We listen but do not hear them when they want their voices to be heard. Thus the seek affirmation, validation and affection from other sources; internet, strangers, wrong choice of friends. Finally, they do not see us (older folks) truly living our lives and giving witness to our faith, so they leave when the first opportunity to comes. 1 Peter 3:15 What is the reason for your hope?

Here are my three steps to Engaging Catholic Youth;

  1. Listen. We must listen to what they are going through in this world. We must listen to their struggles, issues and fears. We must allow their voices to be heard. We must listen to their suggestions in life and especially in faith, because their faith is different than their parents and grand parents faith. Take time to truly listen to them.
  2. Engage. Most young people are not on Facebook. Facebook has become popular for “US”. It’s not cool for kids to see their grandparents on Facebook , on vacation, in their swim ware. That’s soooooo not ‘lit’! (Do you know what ‘Lit’ means?) Young people are not only on Twitter but Instagram (IG) and Snapchat. They have ventured into areas where we don’t take the time to learn. We must engage them in their world. Earn win trust, speak the vernacular they speak, catch their attention and then captive them with being involved in their lives.
  3. Recognize. St. Pope John Paul the Great once said of the youth, “they are the
    Youth Empowerment

    present and future of our Church.” Most parishes only recognize youth on Youth Sunday, which is once per quarter or one Sunday a month, when in actuality they might be present every Sunday. I know I was when I was younger because my mother made me go to church. The youth want to be recognized for their work; they want to be empowered to be ministers, not just Alter Servers, but Ushers, Choir members, Lector’s and Greeters. They want to be known by site and their contributions matter.

Listen, Engage and Recognize. This is what are young people are seeking in this world. They don’t want to be put aside, like they have been and they will retreat into their own digital world, escaping the reality of life; the reality of the Truth, which can only be found in Christ who is the source and summit of their existence. They have been forced to grow up faster than generations prior, yet we do not provide the solid foundation of faith which will sustain them through all trials and tribulations. Answers cannot be found in a pill, drug, alcohol or Google. “The” answer can only be found in Christ Jesus, who is “the Way, the Truth and the Life”. John 14:6

The youth are the present and future of our Church! #Inspiration

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