Growing in the Knowledge of God this Lent - 22nd March

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Jane
3 months ago

How do we not get overwhelmed by all the decisions we need to make?

Sandie
Reply to  Jane
3 months ago

Oh dear one… one day at a time! Trust Him and relax.. you are loved 🥰. Keep listening to Bruce…I call him a Priests best friend ..making things crystal clear! Such a gifted man of God!!! And his wife is amazingly gifted…so down to earth, full of wisdom!

Jane
Reply to  Sandie
3 months ago

Thank you

Sandie
Reply to  Jane
3 months ago

🙏for peace…He watches over us!! Trust!!!

Dennis Joseph Hoiberg
3 months ago

Are the text of these sessions available for later download – there is so much great stuff in these sessions I can’t keep up!

Deanne
Reply to  Dennis Joseph Hoiberg
3 months ago

Wonderful daily messages thank you

Dennis Hoiberg
Reply to  Deanne
3 months ago

Thank you – but are they available?

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Dennis Hoiberg
3 months ago

Hello Dennis We do not normally publish the Daily Devotionals in note form but let me talk to the staff and I will see what they might be able to do. If enough people wanted them I am sure we could do something. While sometimes I might have notes most of the time I do not but prepare, pray and then deliver. Please God inspired by the Holy Spirit. So the team would have to put them in written form. Each takes 3 to 4 hours to do before it goes to editing. While I do the Daily Devotionals every… Read more »

Michelle
Reply to  Dennis Hoiberg
3 months ago

Hi Dennis. I am a note taker. I will pause the video to go back to some points I want to capture. I will reverse the video or fast forward it as well. It can be done with practice. Blessings!

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Alex Gorman
3 months ago

One of the ways that helps me discern right from wrong is to try to follow what st Ignatius called the good spirit. The good spirit leads us towards hope trust in God greater love forgiveness and kindness. The bad or negative spirit will tend to shut us off from God and lead us into more negative territory. Often my emotions will guide me. I feel God working through my joy gratitude or alternatively my anger or irritation. These might be a sign I’m heading away from God. My emotions can help me move towards greater love (the good spirit)… Read more »

Susan OHalloran
3 months ago

Thank you Bruce for your thought provoking words. You inspire me to think deeply about the words in Paul’s writing to to the Colossians.
Blessings 🙏🏻
Susan 😊

Phyllis
Reply to  Susan OHalloran
3 months ago

Me too Susan.

Sandie
Reply to  Susan OHalloran
3 months ago

I agree wholeheartedly! What a wonderful Lent!

Mary
Reply to  Susan OHalloran
3 months ago

I totally agree. I am learning to accept who I am, but at the same time hear and respond to God’s will better than I used to. Growing closer to Him day by day. Thank you Bruce and team for this amazing ministry.

Chisanga Marie
3 months ago

I love these daily devotions.
I know realise how important making decisions is.
I pray God will guide all areas of my decision making

Sandie
Reply to  Chisanga Marie
3 months ago

🤗He probably already has you just need to reminisce !😉. The Precious Holy Spirit leads and guides and enables us!!! What a gift!

Ann Apthorpe
3 months ago

Thank you Bruce, for this very clear and enlightening explanation of conscience and how we can grow closer to God by tuning in and allowing God’s love, wisdom and ways to guide us. I’m so happy and inspired, that I’m going to save it and watch it again now and later. God Bless, and thanks again!!

Sandie
Reply to  Ann Apthorpe
3 months ago

Happy grateful people change the world! Share this with a friend!

Ursel
3 months ago

Thanks

margaret
3 months ago

Funny thing: I was sitting here this morning looking for direction from God. And here you indicate the answer: that God leads me through my conscience! The secret then is to trust that I am hearing from God and listen through what He says through His word and the conscience He gives me. It is a step by step walk of faith! Thank you.

Sandie
Reply to  margaret
3 months ago

Funnier thing…. 40 years ago as a young married woman with 6 children…this was during Lent a Priest who was visiting came and sat down on a bench with me.. He was very warm and friendly! Asked me how I was doing…I said fine… then I blurted out… I think I hear from God and he was not surprised and said … And??? I said but what if I am wrong!!! He said it will always back up what’s in the Bible! And from then on, I wasn’t concerned! Now that was a Lent I will never forget! Bruce does… Read more »

Penney
3 months ago

I get so much out of these daily devotions and often go back to hear them again. I share them with others I think would get something out of them. They are how I begin each day. I wish you did them all year. I’ll miss them when Lent is over. God bless your work, Bruce, and thank you! God bless you!

Donna
Reply to  Penney
3 months ago

Good Morning Penney,
Bruce does these devotionals all year. Keep watching after lent is over and you will continue to get a lot of help in growing closer to our Lord.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Donna
3 months ago

Hi Donna

Thank you for answering this question from Penney. You can come and work for me and the ministry. I was just sitting here preparing the next series and saw your comment come up on my phone.

Hi Penney, concerning the current Lent Daily Devotionals now that we have set a foundation for them, I think that they will become far more spiritually impactful as the Holy Spirit moves in peoples hearts in these next few weeks as we approach Holy Week and Easter.

God bless
Bruce Downes
The Catholic Guy

Phyllis
Reply to  Bruce Downes
3 months ago

Sounds good! So much more than giving up chocolate – thank you Bruce.

Veet
Reply to  Phyllis
3 months ago

So agree!

Angie
Reply to  Veet
3 months ago

I totally agree.
I thank God for having me steered to Bruce and his ministry. Listening to his daily devotions my heart is warmed and my mind is filled with blessings. Your guidance on living through our conscience was so wonderful.
God bless you Bruce and I pray for you and your ministry team.

Penney
Reply to  Bruce Downes
3 months ago

Thank you so much for your reply! I know the Holy Spirit is working in my heart. I’m so blessed to have found this! God bless!

Janice
Reply to  Donna
3 months ago

I also try to listen to these daily devotions first thing in the morning. And, I am new here. I am so grateful that these will continue all year. They are so powerful and give such amazing practical help in our spiritual journey, Thank you.

Gloria Young
3 months ago

Thanks Bruce and rosemary for these lovely bible studies, I really am learning a lot. When I was young about 14 or 16 years old I used to go to bible studies. I was the youngest there but attended every week. I was to young to understand all this. Know I see and hear clearly everything.

Phyllis
3 months ago

Oh what powerful, encouraging and challenging verses from Colossians. They bring to mind the scriptures in today’s reading in Daniel. Endurance, patience and hope with joy. Thank you Brother for recalling these scriptures. I needed this.

Carol
3 months ago

Conscience… always driven by right and wrong. You made me look deeper, beyond. So very important. Wish I’d looked at it as God speaking to me, giving me direction much sooner. TY for sharing you knowledge of the Lord.

Kathy
3 months ago

Thanks for teaching me how to have a better relationship with God! This will help me in so many ways!!!!

Marci Valente
3 months ago

Thank you Bruce. Blessed day all.

Sandie
3 months ago

Talk about letting your light shine!!! You certainly are doing exactly what is needed!!! Bringing all of us closer to Him and learning how to be there for each other! Can’t thank you enough!! It’s going to be the most joyful Easter ever because of you and Rosemary and the entire team working to clarify the Truth of how well loved by Him we really are!! 👍🙏♥️🙌

Kathleen Finamore
Reply to  Sandie
3 months ago

So true …. Thank you Bruce and team …”

Sandie
Reply to  Kathleen Finamore
3 months ago

Spread the joy!!!GOD IS EXACTLY WHO HE SAYS HE IS!! … 40 Days of Praise ..thankful happy 💕 So blessed are we to be led in such a dark time!!🙏🕊

Gisele
3 months ago

An especially helpful devotional this morning..thank you 🙏🏻

Gerri
3 months ago

I pray God’s blessings for you Bruce for giving us the opportunity to attend this really great daily Lenten retreat! I enjoy it very much⭐️

Val
3 months ago

Your words speak mountains for me. God sure works threw u for us. This I am truly thankful

Gus Kieley
3 months ago

For a few years now, I have been trying to get closer to God. I feel so unworthy to be with him but the more I know him, the closer I seem to be to him. With your sessions each day, I grow in my understanding of who He is and how he works in my life. I am so happy to be where I am now.

Linda Clavette
3 months ago

very nice message we are injoying all the wording

Jamestina BOC-Ifeobu
3 months ago

I have joy in my heart, when you have complete faith in our heavenly father all you asked for comes to pass, I pray for more faith and be strong in the Lord, I will continue to seek his face, wisdom and knowledge all the days of my life. All thanks to Bruce and his wonderful wife for bringing me closer to God, I can now do my daily devotion and say my rosary and am now happy. Thank you and God bless

Joyce E Moultis
3 months ago

Dear Bruce, You are still very much a part of my life helping me grow in knowledge about God. I have also been back physically to Church at a very cozy, friendly, Catholic church. I am still searching what God wants me to do with my retirement. I believe that He has healed me from my brain fog following 2 falls when I went to a healing mass 2 weeks ago. It’s like my brain is thinking clearer now and my memory and focus is back to normal. Thank you for your prayers and good works. Joyce M