Author Archives: Terry Modica

Your God-given mission

God-given mission

Does your God-given mission wake you up in the morning with the energy and determination to make a difference for the kingdom of God?

Most Christians understand that Jesus had a mission. Some understand that, as a people who are united to Christ through baptism and decision and sacraments, we all have a God given mission: Christ’s mission is our mission. But only some of us are mission-driven.

Mission-driven Christians are the ones who make the world a better place. Mission-driven Christians are the ones whom devils fear the most. Mission-driven Christians are forging a wider path to heaven, taking others with them.

Mission-driven Christians have the feeling that they’ll never be able to do enough for our wonderful God, and this love for God is what fuels their activities.

Knowing your God-given mission is the most exciting way to live, the most fruitful, the most victorious. Why settle for anything less?

© 2014 by Terry A. Modica


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Your faith is limitless

limitless faith for walking on water

Do you wish your faith could be limitless? What is holding you back from doing all the the Lord wants you to do? From being all is the Lord wants you to be? Are you using the gifts of the Holy Spirit that will build the Kingdom of God on Earth in all the ways that God wants to work through you?

It’s not the limit of your skills that matters.

It’s not the limit of your knowledge.

It’s not the limit of your physical capacity.

It’s almost always the limits you put on God. The expectations of what God can do in you and through you. Your internal messages. 

Faith is limitless because it is comes from the Holy Spirit.

Stretch your faith today by doing one new thing that feels like walking on water. Pray first. Discern what step in faith the Lord is inviting you to take. And then step out in faith.

 

© 2019 by Terry A. Modica


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A private faith life?

What gift, what talent, what wisdom has the Lord given you? This is where the light of Christ is shining in you.

It is meant to be shared with the world – with everyone who encounters you, for when they encounter you, they are encountering Jesus whether they realize it or not.

“No one who is a follower of Mine lights a lamp and then hides it” (see Luke 8:16).

What have you learned in private or gained in private? “There is nothing hidden that will not be made visible, if you are learning from Me and receiving from Me” (see Luke 8:17)

Because this is how Jesus wants to make the world a better place through you.

The light of Christ in you sparkles in a way that is like no other’s. Let it shine!

 

© 2014 by Terry A. Modica


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True faith

true faith

True faith helps us see ourselves

the way God sees us ~

to exalt with Him

when He exalts over us,

and to gladly change

when He shows us what needs to change.

 

© 2019 by Terry A. Modica


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We have more than we realize

Our world has been teaching us that it is better to receive than to give. We even have a new label for it: entitlement. A generation has grown up getting everything they asked for and being told that all they have to do is dream it and they will get it.

We’ve all bought into this lie to some extent. For example, we receive much for free by browsing the internet: free information, free downloads, free music. And so we believe that we’re entitled to it all. Consciously or unconsciously, we choose to overlook the costs that the providers must pay to give us what we want, and we’re annoyed when they ask for money. We think they’re being greedy.

Yes, some are greedy, but so are we unless we “refuse no one the good on which he or she has a claim, when it is in your power to do so” (Proverbs 3:27).

For, as Jesus said, “The measure with which you give to others, this is the measure which will be given to you” (Luke 6:38a). And he took this a step further in the Parable of the Talents: When we invest well what the Master has given us, he multiplies it and gives us more (Matthew 25:ff; see also Malachi 3:10).

Live by this truth and you will discover that you have more than you realize. “Freely give, and freely it will be given to you, pressed down and overflowing” (Luke 6:38b).

© 2014 by Terry A. Modica


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Finding God in darkness

When life is knocking us down and God seems absent, he is only hidden because of the darkness. He is meeting us right there in the depths of the darkness. 

Pay attention! God is revealing deep things in this darkness, shedding light on everything you’re struggling with. God is making spiritual deposits into the savings account of your life. In the future, others will be making withdrawals from it, because everything we receive is meant to be shared.

The key to your healing is to become satisfied in God. Make friends with the ailment or malady that you’d like to be rescued from, for it contains many blessings.

You will know that the end of the dark night is near when your circumstances simply don’t matter to you anymore. God — and the blessings he pulls from your circumstances — are the only things that really matter.

 

© 2019 by Terry A. Modica


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Rejoice!

Our best strategy in the midst of
one of life’s battles
is to rejoice.

It proves how much we have faith in God.

 

© 2019 by Terry A. Modica


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One powerful prayer

One powerful prayer

Pray this, and nothing shall be impossible to you as long as you remain in its truth with persistence:

Give me knowledge of your will,
Lord Mighty God,
and the means with which to fulfill it,
and I will embrace it and carry it forth,
with Your help.

 

© 2014 by Terry A. Modica


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Joy comes from a keen sense of God

To experience joy every day, even in the midst of depressing situations, we need a keen sense of God as the absolute center of our life. This means that nothing is more important to us than God. Our relationship with God the Father is personal, heart to heart, through Christ, in the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Everything in our life centers around and is subordinate to our love for the Triune God. We honor God above all else — all possessions, all goals, all enjoyments, all people. We worship nothing else, only God.

To reach this level of faith requires a whole-hearted approach. We cannot forget about God when the day goes well. We cannot make compromises with God by doing what the world says is okay. We gladly rout out the sins we still commit and rely on his Grace, which is provided through the Sacrament of Confession, to resist repeating them.

Jesus says that he vomits from his mouth — from his gut, which is to say, the core of his very being — those who are lukewarm in their commitment to the Faith (Revelation 3:16). Not because he hates us when we are half-hearted in our relationship with him, but because our worldly half is nauseating.

If we could see what he sees, we’d be nauseated too.

God desires to fill us with joy. We are filled when our relationship with him is enthusiastic.

© 2019 by Terry A. Modica


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In faith

In faith we admit: “I can’t.”

In faith we agree: “God can.”

 

 

© 2019 by Terry A. Modica


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