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Glorifying God With Our Lives

Posted on 29th July, 2017

SUMMARY OF SR. STELLA MARIS OF PRO LABORE DEI) SERMON ON THURSDAY 6TH OF JULY, 2017.

 

TOPIC : GLORIFYING GOD WITH OUR LIVES

 

- Sr. Stella Maris told us to critically examine ourselves. She directed the exercise as follows;

 

1. How old are you? Declare your age to God.

 

2. Whatever your age is examine it. Have you live a life that you can say "yes, my 20,30,50 years on earth for instance has glorify God."

 

3. If yes, in what ways has it glorify God?

 

- For all God has done for you, what have you done to glorify God.

 

- How are you repaying God for his goodness?

 

- In what ways has your life glorified God, and in what ways is it glorifying God. Write down your answers.

 

- Are you sure that what you did or doing is glorifying God?

 

- A life that does not glorify God is as good as DEAD. The Bible says that the dead cannot praise God (Psalm 115:17-18), which means that they cannot glorify God.

 

- Your life should be giving glory to God constantly and NOT sometimes or once in awhile.

 

- Then if your answer to question 2 above is 'no', i.e your answer is that your life does not glorify God, your number 3 question is;

 

3. Why is your life not glorifying God? What is holding you? Devil can tie somebody and put his angels to guard the person so that the person cannot glorify God.

 

- Sr. Stella Maris gave an instance of someone who after her setting free narrated that while Sr. Stella Maris was setting her free, she saw herself in a very dark place; total darkness, and was tied to a pole, then an Angel of God came to free her from the bondage. The person confessed that she had been to so many churches in search of setting free but was unable to be set free. Sr. Stella Maris said that was how devil has tied some people that even if they want to escape, they will find it difficult to escape from the devil. They cannot glorify God.

 

The people in that category are the people Lord Jesus was referring to when he said "...we play wedding music for you, but you would not dance, we sang funeral song, but you would not cry... " (Matt. 11:17). Nothing works for such people. Indeed, nothing was working for the woman.

 

To be loosened is one thing and to enter light is another. During another setting free session the lady fell and was like a dead person. When she woke up, she narrated that she found herself inside a very deep pit, then a woman held her hand and pulled her out of the pit and handed her over to Sr. Stella Maris and she saw a brilliant light. After that second setting free, the person's life started to glorify God.

 

- Some problems you are facing in this world is a manifestation of what is happening in the spiritual realm. Some  people are carrying spirit of devourer that they cannot save anything and destruction that they spoil everything they touch.

 

- It is only Jesus the Saviour that can save the person.

 

- At this juncture, Sr Stella Maris sang a song that meant 'Jesus You are a consuming fire, only You went to the underworld and came back victoriously'.

 

- Jesus went into the underworld and set the captives free.

 

- If you call Jesus the Saviour to save you, when he comes, satan will run or fall flat and Jesus will set the captive free.

 

- That which Jesus did for Himself is what He is doing for anyone who calls Him for rescue. After Jesus was buried, satan thought that he has won but Jesus victoriously rose on the third day and passed over the guards they place to watch His grave while they were fast asleep. He said that He laid His life of His own accord.

 

- Sr. Stella Maris further said that as a good doctor or nurse finds out the cause of his /her patient's illness before treatment for better result, so also you must examine yourself when you encounter problem.

 

- When some people noticed that he /she is in bondage and want to be saved, devil continue to attack the person's effort to be free, so we must watch out. For instance the person may say that he /she will book and attend the Mass daily and also pray by 3: pm but before the time, devil will send visitor that will make the person forget when it is 3pm or the person may come out to go to Mass but will not get a taxi on time, etc.

 

         SOLUTIONS

 

1. When you want to pray at a particular time and forget, start the prayer anytime you remember and the devil will not be comfortable.

 

2. Be stubborn when it comes to the devil. Do not heed to its advice or suggestions. eg, when you are preparing to attend Sunday morning Mass, and the devil wants you to miss the Mass, he will suggest to you to go for evening Mass rather than morning so that before the time he will send something that may stop you from going. Just say I am going this Mass now!

 

3. To glorify the Lord and fight the devil requires stubbornness, determination and persistence.

 

4. Resist the devil and remain liberated.

 

- If your life has been glorifying the Lord, grade yourself over ten.

 

- Your life must glorify the Lord now for you don't know the time.

 

- Reading; John 13:31. Lord Jesus said when he was about to leave the world " now the son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him".

 

- "Christians, can you say the same on your dying day. Is God glorified in you". Sr Stella Maris asked.

 

- 2nd Reading; Galatians 6:7-10 (please read up).

 

- Sr Stella Maris emphasised on the phrase 'family in the faith'.

 

- Ones life does not glorify God if he /she does not extend his /her goodness to those in need universally especially those who belong to our FAMILY IN THE FAITH.

 

- Problem of this generation is biological family centered.

 

- For your life to glorify God;

 

* Live in the Spirit. Do not live by worldly standard.

 

* Do good to everybody around you especially to those who belong to our family in the faith (that is, our fellow Christians).

 

- Remember that little little things make up the goodness. Don't wait till you do the big ones. eg do not hoard information from someone you know will benefit from it, etc.

 

- When the Lord will come to call those that have shown goodness to others, some people shall rejoice while some will cry because no goodness has been recorded for them.

 

- Some of us are so selfish and like comfort.

 

- We cannot deceive God.

 

- Remember that Jesus went about doing good, He glorified His Father and His Father glorified Him by raising Him from death. He was the only one that was worthy to collect the Scroll from his Father and heaven glorified Him.

 

- "As we glorify Him here, He will glorify us in heaven. He who has ear, let him hear." Sr Stella Maris’s concluding statement.

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