7 April - Believe Me - Physical Proof

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Sina Carvalho
5 days ago

I feel disconnected from God and am praying for a deeper relationship with Him for a long time. Please pray for me

Laura
Reply to  Sina Carvalho
5 days ago

I’ll be praying for you

Sina Carvalho
Reply to  Laura
4 days ago

Thank you Laura.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Sina Carvalho
5 days ago

Hi Sina There have been numerous occasions in my walk with God over the years, where I have felt very disconnected from God. Sometimes it has been because of difficult and hard times that life takes us through. Other times it has been because of deliberate sin in my life, where I have turned away from God and other times I have felt disconnected from God for reasons I simply do not know and it is not because of anything I have done. These are, when I look back, some of the deepest and most powerful experiences of growth in… Read more »

Sina Carvalho
Reply to  Bruce Downes
4 days ago

Thank you Bruce. I cannot find any reason for feelind disconnected with God but shall keep persisting in prayer.

Sandie
Reply to  Sina Carvalho
5 days ago

Thanking Him for putting the desire in your heart! Ask and receive that your joy may be full! Get in a quiet place as Bruce directs, put on some praise music and just tell Him you need more of Him! Expecting to hear great news!!!

Sina Carvalho
Reply to  Sandie
4 days ago

Thank you Sandie

Sandie
Reply to  Sina Carvalho
4 days ago

No thanks needed that’s what family does! Prayer unites us and makes Him smile!!! I used Bruce’s book on prayer with my youth group, it made all difference!!

Sina Carvalho
Reply to  Sandie
4 days ago

Many have reached out in prayer for me. I’m sure God will answer

I have not seen that book (Bruce’s book on prayer) . I probably should get my hands on it too.

Much appreciated.

Sandie
Reply to  Sina Carvalho
4 days ago

Definitely! So precious..he pours out his heart like no one else but a Priest could do!! Such a blessing! You will love it and never be the same!

Mary Therese
Reply to  Sina Carvalho
5 days ago

Precious Jesus, through the intercession of your glorious Mother, please help Sina see that in the quiet of the day, that you are indeed, walking with her. That you are taking her hand and guiding her through the holy moments of her day, moments that she may not realize are happening. Holy Spirit, talk to her in her heart. She will know it is you because many times you shout to be heard and let her follow what you wish. Thy will be done. Thank you, Lord for listening and grant Sina peace.

Sina Carvalho
Reply to  Mary Therese
4 days ago

Thank you Therese.

April
5 days ago

Thank you for this Easter journey. I am loving the daily inspiration. I really was blessed also by Emma’s talk on Heartbeat about “Taking Up Your Cross”. It put a life challenge into perspective in a way that gives strength to endure and connected us together as we walk together on this journey with our Lord. Such a blessing.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  April
5 days ago

Hello April

Yes Emma’s message was very powerful. I have had ringside seat so to speak into Emma and her husband Ronan’s journey through this. They are what I describe as holy people in their dedication to seeing Christ in the midst of their journey. I feel humbled by their journey. As for Hannah she is just beautiful.

I look forward to doing the daily devotionals with you.

God bless

Bruce

Karen Page
5 days ago

This is my very favourite scripture passage. I love the way Jesus walked with his friends and they didn’t have a clue who this man was. I’ve envisaged that the disciples only recognised Jesus by the way he ate, ie perhaps by the way he held the food, or hesitated over the food, or other gestures, not in the actual exercise of eating.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Karen Page
5 days ago

Hi Karen

Yes this passage of Scripture is meaningful to me as well. Some commentators on this passage say the two disciples were leaving Jerusalem downcast by the death of Jesus. Here was Jesus with them in their disappointment and sadness but they did not recognise Him. It was in the breaking of bread that they recognised him. It was in eucharist, that is Christ given that they did. Seeing Jesus with us in ‘His’ way is what the Christian journey is about.

So glad to walk with you in an ever deepening relationship with Jesus.

God bless

Bruce

Karen Page
Reply to  Bruce Downes
4 days ago

thank you. Blessings.

Edwin
5 days ago

First food for my body then food for my spirit. It is good, very good to know you. I live in the country of South Australia some 200km from Adelaide. My nearest church (Catholic) is 50 km away and I attend every Sunday, more at Easter and Christmas. I am involved in my Church ministering the music and a PPC member. I am older now, live alone and there will come the day I will not be able to travel so far. I sit here with my Bible and study and watch you on my computer. I will continue with… Read more »

Leonie Cornell
Reply to  Edwin
5 days ago

I am in awe Edwin, of how you travel every week and more. I have been travelling in NSW recently, and was more than even 50kms away from a parish to go to Mass. So listening to Bruce is a way to keep our hearts with God. God Bless you, and may you be able to continue to church as long as is possible. I am also drawn to your name, which is my fathers second name and the one he preferred to go by. Keep on keeping on.

Elizabeth
5 days ago

The Journey of Joy in the Risen Christ is giving me a sense of who I am and what my life has all been about. It is an ever changing life I live in and that I have to keep firm in my beliefs and Bruce you give me the strength each day to walk with Our Lord. Thank you for all that you are doing. God Bless.

EVELYN Gulley
5 days ago

From deep down inside of me I thank you for your most inspirational talks..I just got the audio to work.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  EVELYN Gulley
5 days ago

Hello Evelyn

The word inspiration comes from the word, ‘inspire,’ which among its different meanings means, to breathe life into. As a ministry one of slogans is ‘inspiring you to dream.’ Which to me means to help people be the person God calls them to be. I pray that the Daily Devotionals does this. Thanks.

God bless

Bruce

Lisa Dreyer
5 days ago

Thank you so much. I want to have a deeper relationship with God. Thank you for all your messages. God Bless you.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Lisa Dreyer
5 days ago

Hi Lisa

What you have written is one of the most prayers I have heard or seen in a long time. You wrote, I want to have a deeper relationship with God.”

I guarantee you this prayer has been heard in heaven.

Jesus said if you seek me you will find me. He promises. You will!

I am so glad to be walking this journey of faith with you.

Bruce

Valerie Simms
5 days ago

Thank you Bruce for this message that will take us deeper and deeper and deeper in our relationship with our Lord Jesus! Bruce this morning I had opened my Bible wanting to know what Jesus may want to say to me today. I read the passage where Jesus raises the widow’s son in Nain. As I pondered on what this might mean for me, I looked up today’s Mass Scripture reading and read about the crippled man begging at the Beautiful Gate at the Temple, and the healing that took place in the name of Jesus,for him through the apostles… Read more »

Tracey KISELAK
5 days ago

Mr. Downes, I have been listening to you every day since Lent. Maybe it’s your accent, your manner of speaking, but I look forward every day to listen to your videos.
Thank you.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Tracey KISELAK
5 days ago

Hi Tracey

Not sure where you are from but being Australian and having so many viewers from many countries I often wonder if I am understandable enough. I spend a lot of time in the USA but everyone there tells me not to lose my ‘Aussie’ accent.

I am so glad to be walking daily in Christ with you.

God bless

Bruce

Chiarina M Blake
5 days ago

Hi Bruce. I don’t know if you read these comments but I again would like to congratulate you on your excellent Theology skills especially in the theology of the Resurrection. Well done. I could see the Disciples enriching their lives with the presence of Jesus in their hearts and growing deeply conntected with Him. To make the link with the Sacraments where we are touched by God. We hear, we taste, we feel. We are experience the Risen Christ. Beautiful Theology. Well done.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Chiarina M Blake
5 days ago

Hello Chiarina Yes I do read the comments. They help me to understand where people are and how to speak to people’s faith walk and life’s challenges. A university Professor when I was studying Theology once said in class that Theology is, ‘people’s talk about, talk about God.’ I always found this a great definition. In biology we can dissect the frog and see how it works. In geology we can analyse the rock and what it is made up of. In theology however we cannot put God on the laboratory table but rather we can talk about peoples talk… Read more »

Lynette Odegaard
5 days ago

I’ve loved everyone of your talks Bruce since the first day of the Lenten reflections and now after the resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, especially today’s talk about Jesus walking with the disciples after his death and Resurrection who they at first did not recognise him thank you, however I’m still struggling to know how to talk to my daughter and her family who are so disconnected with the church and my love of my Catholic faith, they cannot understand I have such a thirst and hunger to go to Mass everyday,

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Lynette Odegaard
5 days ago

His Lynette For a long time the most common prayer request that we receive is, “will pray that my children go to Church. They do not understand.” We are living in a world that is moving away from God in so many ways driven by our vast media world, particularly social media where values contrary to faith are promoted. Our families live in this everyday and are affected by it. God has our families in His hands. He loves them more than we do or can. Keep praying for them and trust them to Him even though they do not… Read more »

Kate
5 days ago

Nailed it today Bruce! Thanks x

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Kate
5 days ago

Thanks Kate. I will keep trying. I love this series that we are doing on the Resurrection. I am setting a foundation for the coming daily devotionals. Thanks for being on this spiritual journey with me. I pray that you encounter Christ more deeply.

God bless

Bruce

Maryann Scriha
5 days ago

Thanks so much Bruce for the wonderful faith journey of Easter and now. I never want it to stop. I have deep faith and you have thought me so much more. It’s what I look forward to after the evening meal and Rosary. I will contribute as soon as I can get my daughter to do it for me. Thanks so much for winning Sou ls for God.

Helen
5 days ago

Thank you Bruce l have enjoyed your programs

Anthony Caruso
5 days ago

Bruce, I will walk with you to a deeper relationship with God. I watch your message every morning and have received a great deal of information that I never took the time to discover myself. I want a deeper relationship with him and I will walk with you to get it.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Anthony Caruso
5 days ago

Thanks Anthony for being on this journey with me.

God bless

Bruce

Sandie
5 days ago

“Thank you Father for people like Bruce and Priests to speak Truth of Your great love of all!! What a great price your Son paid for us to be able to call You Father and be a part of the Blood Bought Family! We can not thank you enough, grateful hearts are happy hearts and help us see with things Your eyes of of loving kindness and bring about peace unity on the earth!”

Kathleen
5 days ago

Thank you, Bruce.
I’ve heard that Bible verse many times but never thought of it in that way. God Bless your ministry

Lucy Kimani
5 days ago

Happy Octave Wednesday!

Lucy Kimani
5 days ago

Be in a relationship with God. Walk this earthly journey, deeper & deeper. Thank you Bruce for your inspiring talk. Be Blessed always!

Rosalba Bowderds
4 days ago

Love yout discussions. I wonder if i were alive back in the days of jesus if would would have been a believer. I hope and pray that I would.

JenniferAnne Howlett
4 days ago

Thank you.

Douglas H Thomas Sr
4 days ago

Prayers are my only way my only connection to God and Jesus. I was not good in school do to my ten years of sex abuse, I couldn’t understand anything I read unless I had a really good teacher. If I had one who didn’t care I failed the school year. I would be so mad because they would never ask why I couldn’t understand what I read or was listening to. it was the same with church, when I got married the church my wife’s family went to had a wonderful priest who had been there all most his… Read more »

Carmen
4 days ago

Very nice presentation. Thankyou

Mary Kulak
4 days ago

Thankyou Bruce, I want to grow deeper in my faith and I feel like a failure alot, I feel like nothing changes in me and my life. I pray for me , my husband and family to grow deeper with God, please pray for us. Thankyou and God Bless You

Judy
2 days ago

Thank you Bruce for a wonderful Easter journey. I really enjoy the daily reflections – they are helping to deepen my faith. Please pray for our daughter who is ill. Thank you for walking with us .