Connecting Our Spiritual Life to Our Daily Life - 12th January

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Pascale
15 days ago

Thank you for sharing your strong faith with others from all over the world. This helps me to deepen my own faith which I consider as a blessing but needs to grow.

Jelly
Reply to  Pascale
14 days ago

Exactly my words also. I so very much enjoy listening to Bruce everyday. As well as hearing Rosemary’s softly spoken kind words

Rose
15 days ago

I have been blessed in that I’ve been able to find the teachings of Bruce Downs daily devotionals. I’m truly thankful for this blessing

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Kay
15 days ago

I too feel blessed for finding Bruce as he has made so many things clearer to me in these Devotionals.

Lois Pusateri
15 days ago

God had blessed with Wonderful husband and 4 beautiful children, with faith, and with your encouraging messages. I try not to miss a day as they bring me joy and a closeness to God. I can’t thank you enough.

Maryann
Reply to  Lois Pusateri
15 days ago

I am the same as you. A wonderful husband who although not Catholic supports me in my faith in every way. We too have 4 beautiful now adult children and exactly as yourself listening to Bruce & Rosemary brings me into a new closeness with God that I’ve never had before and has changed my life.

Joan Nugent
15 days ago

I know God is with me in my ups and downs and when my husband passed away I really felt his presence and it helped me through a very difficult time. I feel him every where, when I am driving in the garden in my pet bird just everywhere. I am very grateful for my faith and for listening to you every morning. Thank you.

Denise
15 days ago

Thank you for sharing it has helped me a lot

Robert Borg
15 days ago

12 months ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer- I have been truely blessed to have been treated with the latest immunotherapy available- I have been supported through the love and prayers of many family and friends, including Healing prayer groups – and I BELIEVED that God could and would heal me I have improved significantly and am most likely to be confirmed as “In Remission” in 3 weeks at my next scans The first 4 weeks were devastating and I then drew on the passage “Footprints” and believed God would carry me through my journey- and he… Read more »

Jeanne
Reply to  Robert Borg
14 days ago

Amen.
God Bless.

Sandie
Reply to  Robert Borg
14 days ago

🥲such beauty in your story! Thanks for sharing!!! Thank you JESUS… we get to call God FATHER!!!!

Donna Redfearn
14 days ago

How hasn’t He blessed me is what I ask every day. Every step of the way I have cause to be grateful for all He does for me.

Tina
Reply to  Donna Redfearn
10 days ago

Amen!

Gary
14 days ago

I am blessed to have met you a couple of years ago in Brisbane. OLOL. I look forward to meeting you again in March. Your talks inspire me to be a better person. The other day, I enjoyed one particular talk, “cast the net on the other side.” I was so inspired I forwarded it to my 3 adult children. Here’s hoping they listen to it and return to the church.

Susan
Reply to  Gary
14 days ago

Amen, Gary! My three adult sons too! I pray for them everyday! Good men, but need to SEE God’s presence in their lives. They each had 12 years of Parochial schooling, now in their 40’s . . . I believe “God is not taught, but caught”. Once that happens, you seek to know Him more and more!

Sandie
Reply to  Gary
14 days ago

Oh my there is a multitude of us, parents of prodigals praying for our childrens blind eyes and deaf ears to be open!!! I join you in this quest for a mighty move of the Holy Spirit and thank Bruce for bringing us together as a “Family” who knows how to trust and pray!!

Margaret
14 days ago

Thank You God for being my wisdom and my strength, for making me and moulding into the person I am today. You have taking me on an amazing journey, thank you for folk like Bruce and Rosemary who have continued to grow my faith.

Sandie
Reply to  Margaret
14 days ago

🙏amen and AMEN

Sharron Dixon
14 days ago

We thank God with a grateful heart that we have travelled safely through the holidays to visit family, and had many joyfilled gatherings and have arrived home safe and sound. Thank you for the Daily Devotionals helping us on our way through life,

Patricia
14 days ago

Thank you for these wonderful presentations. Today’s links with my thoughts about it being important to be visible as a Christian (in my case a Catholic), rather than your faith being a private matter. Holy pictures in your home, saying you will pray for people ill or in trouble, lightly expressed references to what Jesus did or said when discussing something. Let people know what your faith means to you, don’t hide it.

Valerie Lack
14 days ago

I thank the Lord my God every day. His blessings in my life have been many. It is in looking back over Eighty years, that I can see the hand of God, so clearly working in my life. Salvation of self and family, guidance through troubled times, deliverance from bad habits. In my kitchen, I have a cardboard box, with a slot on the top, through which I post a note saying thank you to God . On the front is written, “ Gratitude box”. By the time my time here on earth is done, I hope to have filled… Read more »

Jeanne
Reply to  Valerie Lack
14 days ago

Beautiful idea in your kitchen, Valerie.
I might do the same.
God Bless.

Allison
14 days ago

I feel blessed that I found these daily devotionals during Lent last year as I was looking for a way to deepen my faith. I look forward to starting my day with Bruce and or Rosemary. I am in a better place spiritually and look forward to continuing to grow with their help.

Jennifer
14 days ago

I thank you Bruce for being the vessel for me to mature spiritually in my relationship with the Almighty Father

Lee
14 days ago

The list of blessings God has given me and those I love is so long and includes every aspect of our lives. One particular instance of blessing always comes to mind when I think about the enormity of blessings and how nothing is impossible for God: We wanted to go along a particular business path years ago. I remember thinking and praying “We can do this. All we need is the start. Lord, if you let us have the start we will show you we can do it. We will show everyone”. Yeah, right!! We set off on our way… Read more »

Marilyn
14 days ago

I am thankful for the loving, beautiful parents I had and their Faith and example to follow in that faith. I too am so grateful to have found Bruce and Rosemary through my Applecross Parish, St. Benedict’s over 15 years ago and feel privileged that I live in the same hometown as them and am looking forward to attending the Healing gathering tonight. 🙏🏼🙏🏼😇😇

Denise Hall
14 days ago

Lord Jesus, I praise you & thank you for all the blessings & benefits of our family, our relationships & our lives – You are indeed a God of goodness & mercy, Your love is everlasting. And I thank you & praise you for being with us in all the hard times, the difficult times, in all the sad & sorrowful times, in all our woundedness, brokenness, grief & loss – by Your Wounds we are healed & by Your Blood we are saved, Your Name is as ointment poured forth. Thank you Lord, for loving us infinitely, unconditionally &… Read more »

Michelle
14 days ago

God led me to your site. I am grateful to be here, with you, every day. God has blessed me over and over throughout my life. He was with me when I went through cancer, when all my 5 siblings and my dad abandoned me. God reveled to me HE is all I need. When I said I needed the support of my family, HE repeated HE was all I need. He was with me as I cared for my ailing husband and was with me when my husband passed away. Today, HE is still with my as I journey… Read more »

Robert
Reply to  Michelle
14 days ago

Amen 🙏

Shirley Jenner
Reply to  Michelle
10 days ago

I’m so sorry for all your pain. In the end, you only need God xx

Tina
Reply to  Michelle
10 days ago

Amen!

Patricia Farrelly
14 days ago

God has blessed me with all things catholic
The gift of faith
The sacraments
A joy filled heart
A willingness to share his gifts

Robert
Reply to  Patricia Farrelly
14 days ago

Amen 🙏

Mike
14 days ago

God has blessed me by allowing me to find Bruce Downes. Every day the devotionals brings new thought provoking, understanding and enrichment to my life and how to follow and honour God. In my daily life I realise I spend much more time worrying about and dealing with the negative aspects. Today’s devotional has prompted me to think about my blessings. On reflection I found that even though I have experienced much grief, tragedy and family tumult (as most people do) but I also have had many blessings and that my life is as God will’s. I will move forward… Read more »

Julie
14 days ago

Christmas 2022, was the most blessed, joyous, happy and peaceful day, with 15 people (from 75 to 4) gathered at the table
for Jesus’s party. I’m sure I made the difference 😊 with preparation with your Daily Devotionals, Bruce

Michelle
14 days ago

God has blessed me in listening to the daily devotionals by drawing me closer and knowing no matter what God is with me. The daily devotionals have been the spring board into an ever deeper prayer life. Thankyou Bruce, Rosemary and team, I feel so blessed to have access to your ministry. God bless

Christine
14 days ago

Thank you Bruce for faithfully declaring God’s goodness to everyone who comes to Him. God has been my powerful Healer all through my adult life. Each day He lavishes love on me and on the ones He has given me to love.
The eyes of faith and thankfulness help me to see His graceful presence in every situation.
Gif live you and keep you.

Debbie bessa
14 days ago

God has delivered me from my sins in a miraculous way. He has cleansed me and set me free from addictions. There is no way I can set myself set free- I’m too weak. It’s only by His amazing Grace and Mercy on me. I am so very grateful and humbled by His Glory, Greatness and Love.

Tina
Reply to  Debbie bessa
10 days ago

Amen!

Mary
14 days ago

Hi Bruce, God has blessed my life by sending me the right people to guide me on the right path in this lifetime. I seem to get confirmation over and over again by coming across people and material to support my journey. God bless you.

Jeanne
Reply to  Mary
14 days ago

Ditto, Mary.
Many a time I’ve had an angel at my side and didn’t know it.
God has Blessed me abundantly with the people in my life most especially my precious husband.

Sonya
14 days ago

Thank you Bruce for this powerful msge. God is everlasting, powerful and our faith is strong in Him. God is Almighty. Thank you Lord fir your servants Bruce and Rosemary.

Shirley Jenner
14 days ago

2019, my daughter was awarded an academic blazer in matric. I congratulated her, walked into my room and sobbed. I knew that there was no way we’d be able to afford the R800 blazer. I then went onto Facebook, and in my chat was a message from a former principal of the school. He congratulated us and said he’d like to pay for the blazer and trimmings. That moment I knew the hand of God 🙏🏼. Many more, but THIS ONE…

Anne
14 days ago

God has truly blessed me every day of my life sometimes without knowing at the time it’s only when we reflect, my family , church and leading me to these daily devotions so so helpful bless you 🙏

Carmela
14 days ago

God has blessed me in ways too numerous to mention – my children, grandchildren, family and wonderful friends. He hs carried me through difficult moments in my life. Thank you Lord.

Tina
14 days ago

My 13yr old daughter had a very serious reaction to a bacterial infection last month. Doctors advised us to prepare for the worst but through the power of the Holy Spirit, she had a miraculous recovery. I had never prayed so much in my life and God was merciful to us.
Thank you for the daily words Bruce, they have certainly helped me draw closer to God.

Robert
Reply to  Tina
14 days ago

Amen 🙏

Sister Francis
14 days ago

I too, thank God for the word I receive each day from Bruce is just the word I need at that moment in my life. I praise and Thank God for all Gods goodness to me. I am happy always to be reminded that God is never far from me. I can only say thank you.
Francis.

John
14 days ago

Thank God for guiding and protecting me throughout my life.
Thank God for the life and leadership of Cardinal George Pell.
Thank God for the inspiration of Bruce to help me try to know His will for me in this my 87th year.

Cathy
14 days ago

Like many others I receive God’s blessings in greater quantities than I could possibly recall or recognise. I’m grateful that God is taking care of me and my family in every way, and is leading us all closer to Him. His blessings, like Him, are limitless.

Barb
14 days ago

God has blessed me all through my life: He has brought me through a childhood of trauma with a mentally disturbed father, sexually abusive brother and uncle, mentally and physically abusive exhusband to a wonderful 36 year marriage to a great man with 3 wonderful daughters. He has brought me through and made me stronger through many illnesses that are brought on by all the trauma I have faced. I would not be here without my God.

Mary
14 days ago

God blessed me with my wonderful husband, whom is catholic, after 20 yrs being alone after my divorce and I became a catholic on Easter 2014, then in May we were married. God has blessed people in my life when they were ill, for us to have more time with, for our children and grandchildren and recently spared my daughter and granddaughters life in a horrific car accident that took the other persons life which has been so difficult to process. Thankyou Bruce ❤🙏❤

Tom
14 days ago

Has kept me alive thru many medical issues and blessed me with more than needed resources

Roxann
14 days ago

God has blessed me with a supportive family and friends and my faith that is strengthen daily

Tj Bradley
14 days ago

God has blessed me with good health, great family and for finding Bruce Downes…🙏🏻🙏🏻

Elizabeth
14 days ago

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Yolanda
14 days ago

God has blessed me with his loving kindness and presence.
Life can bring so many challenges and during trying times I have been blessed that Almighty God through Christ Jesus my Savior and his Holy Spirit that resides in me has watched over me, has guided me, has sustained me and throughout my life will continue to be my constant ever-present Father who loves me.

Kathy
14 days ago

Thanks to God and prayer that my husband has been able to fight lung cancer. He is stage 4 and had chemo and keytruda. The tumor has been non active for 15 months. The doctor said to think God above because we have been blessed. Was diagnosed in 2017 and the hope of having 2 years has turned into 5 years. Thanks be to God❤️

Susan
14 days ago

I truly am grateful that God brought an amazing young lady into our work family 10 years ago. She was just offered a position with another company that is trying to undermine us. She refused even though more money. She has strong Christian values and has been a gift to us. I give thanks.

Donna
14 days ago

I was also blessed to find Bruce and Rosemary. My family has been enormously blessed that during the height of the Covid pandemic, we were able to stay healthy and prosperous. Thank You Lord Jesus!

Mary Ann
14 days ago

I look forward to hear your message every morning. I am always thankful for he is a Good God
May he continue to bless you and the word you spread

Michelle Cirella
14 days ago

I feel blessed byGod for my health and the physical health of my family

Kathy
14 days ago

I am so blessed that I found this wonderful ministry. I had floundered in my faith and now I look so forward to starting my morning with the beautiful messages and being closer to God. It has been an incredible journey getting closer to God our almighty Father!

Irene
14 days ago

I look forward to the daily devotional now. God led me to your video ministry and it has richly blessed me. I share it with all many people all the time. I want others to hear God through Bruce. Thank you for your faith and fortitude.

Trevor
14 days ago

Many years ago I was guilty of a horrible white collar crime which saw me contemplating suicide and living with no hope. At this stage of my life I had always been an atheist.

I believe God saved me from ending it all because he had bigger plans for me – I didn’t realise that it was God at the time but I was drawn to seeking a better way which lead me to the Bible – and I have been blessed every day since.

Many thanx Bruce – you’re a Gem.

Grace phillips
14 days ago

God has blessed me by so many ways. Love being the biggest gift. Your ten min chats with me in the morning carry me over all my hurdles and remind me to be thankful