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Where Is Thy Faith
Tonia O. Alabi

The Faith song we sing thus;
Lead, Kindly Light amid the encircling gloom,
Lead me on;
The night is dark, and I am far from home,
Lead thou me on.
Keep thou my feet, I do not ask to see,
The distant scene, one step enough for me.
...to me, is loaded with all that we need to live on in this times and season.
Faith in literary terms is, believing that which is yet to be seen. It is not believing in what we are seeing that is not in line with what we have been promised and hope for.
The Good Book tells us God wants us to live a day at a time as He owns our tomorrow, As I was searching for some of my rough jottings which I usually do in the course of my days ( you will always see some small pieces of papers I have written some quotations or notes on my work table, these I gather from presentations of Kingdom people or Mass sermons,) I found my draft of the January, 2020 edition and I was shocked at the title “ Keep Hope Alive” this was so because of the theme I was deliberating on writing for this edition.

What the world went through in the year 2019, we thought could have been the worst but what do you say about this 2020. I ask you “Have you kept Hope alive?” “How have you been able to live through the year 2020 to this half year?”
Like the song “Lead Kindly Light,” we can only walk though each day of this year and all our years walking in faith. Thank the Almighty God for life; because if you were dead today, you have nothing to hope for.

Did I hear you say “I am better dead “ That is hopelessness. Hopelessness is no good for man. It only puts you in a state of restlessness and sadness. When you are sad, you are not able to see any good in yourself or any other person. Then you may be devoid of the Lord’s goodness, as goodness begets goodness.

When you live your day appreciative of that which you have, you are able to reflect on God’s love in all you do, and this brings you joy. Joy in the Lord brings contentment, and Contentment makes you Thankful. When you are grateful to God, you praise Him. Praising Him is acknowledging His Goodness, this act HE says will grant you more blessings- Open Heavens. This is His promise.

When we are thankful to God, we are able to live our lives seeking to do His Will and this helps to keep us in the state of Grace. This is important because it helps us to be able to receive Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Christ’s presence in the Eucharist is an assurance that He is with us and when we receive Him sacramentally or even spiritually we are strengthened. That is our Faith as Catholics. So, why deprive yourself of this grace?

You need God’s grace to rise above challenges which usually are stepping stones to that which we long for - the goal which we are aiming at. So, whatever that you are seeking; is it healing, Is it prosperity, is it companionship or a good marriage, count on God’s grace. Turn to Him, believe in His promise. It is accomplished. Be thankful to Him as we are encouraged in Col. 4: 2
Devote yourself to prayer, be watchful and thankful.

Do not put your trust in man but in God who is able to do all things and you will be a Winner in Christ.

Stay blessed as you walk through the rest of 2020.

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