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NEED GOD’S POWER? HERE’S THE HIDDEN KEY!

What joy are you hoping for and you’re just not getting it? What awareness of love from God do you need and it’s just not coming? If there’s been something that, for a long time, you need from God and you’re not getting it, it’s not His fault. God’s power is available to you! Ask the Holy Spirit to help you identify the lock you need to turn to open up the door to end the blockage of what God wants to give you. When we do an honest examination of conscience, the Holy Spirit helps us identify the blockage that’s a sin, and he never does it with condemnation. He does it with peace and encouragement and motivation, because he wants us to grow in holiness. He doesn’t want us to sit here crying in our shame, because when we think we’re going to feel ashamed, we don’t examine our consciences, do we?

In this video, Terry Modica shares a person story from her life that reveals the hidden key that unlocks God’s power so you can receive all that He wants to give to you.

NEED GOD'S POWER? HERE'S THE HIDDEN KEY!

The Transcript

Hi! I’m Terry Modica of Good News Ministries. I’d like to talk about: the hidden key that unlocks the power of God in your life. What joy are you hoping for and you’re just not getting it? What awareness of love from God do you need and it’s just not coming? If there’s been something that, for a long time, you need from God and you’re not getting it, it’s not His fault. Let me tell you a story about my own life, why I can say this to you, because I have experienced this myself.

A long time ago, back in 1995, when we first moved to Florida and began Good News Ministries, I said “no” to a ministry that God had used me in before. I didn’t want to do it anymore. When I said “no”, I locked something. I closed myself off to something. I thought it was just closing myself off to a ministry I didn’t want to do. But anytime we say “no” to God, we suffer the consequences. He doesn’t go against our free will, but we do something that is detrimental to us.

You see, when I lived in New Jersey before moving to Florida, I had worked in my parish as Adult Education Coordinator. And I loved doing what I was doing. And one day while I was praying by the Tabernacle, I felt Jesus tell me that he has a special name for everybody, his own pet name for us. And His pet name for me was, “My Joy”. Well, after we moved to Florida, after I had said “no” to the Lord in a particular area of ministry, this joy disappeared. I still had some joy, but there was a series of hardships that, even after we had finished those hardships, I still did not have the joy that I remembered having in New Jersey, and I felt that I was letting Jesus down, and, in effect, I really was. I said to Jesus, “I’m not your Joy anymore. That must be a disappointment to you. Help me to get my joy back.” But it didn’t come back.

Yes, I wasn’t an unhappy person, I wasn’t a depressed person, but, as a whole, the joy that I used to feel was missing. And I knew I could have it because I had it once before. Well, many years passed by, and I kind of got used to not having this much joy. But finally one day, through a series of circumstances that got my attention, the Holy Spirit helped me to realize that my joy stopped when I said “no” to God. When we look for what it is that we have said “‘no” to that God wants us to say “yes” to, or we have said “yes” to something in the world that God wants us to say “no” to.

When we do an honest examination of conscience, the Holy Spirit is the one who helps us identify where the blockage is, what that sin is, and he never does it with condemnation. He does it with peace and encouragement and motivation, because he wants us to grow in holiness. He doesn’t want us to sit here crying in our shame, because when we think we’re going to feel ashamed, we don’t examine our consciences, do we? Go to the Holy Spirit. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you identify the lock you need to turn to open up the door to end the blockage of what God wants to give you: his power at work in your life. I went to Confession and I repented of that “no”. And I told the Lord, “Even though I still don’t want to do that ministry, I’m going to make myself available to you, oh Lord, and YOU choose whether or not to use me, how to use me, and I’m just going to leave it to you. I’m going to entrust it to you.”

When I did that, the joy that have been missing returned. We all get used to living with less than what God wants to give us. So I want to encourage you to go to the Holy Spirit. Ask him to help you find the key to unlock the power of God more fully in your life.

Next: Watch the video series on Miracles for Today: God’s Amazing Word, a Bible Study course on God’s Word and what Satan doesn’t want us to believe about it. We all have doubts to some extent. We all have verses of Scripture that we don’t truly believe. We might think we do, but we are going to uncover the lies that Satan has been giving us down through our lives. You know, his lies are very subtle. He is the father of lies, misconceptions, misunderstandings and disbelief that God’s Word is truly true.

When we add thanksgiving to our prayer requests, we conquer fears and overcome worries. This video explains how and why thankfulness is so important.

PRAYER THAT WORKS: THE POWER OF THANKSGIVING

The Transcript

Hi! This is Terry Modica of Good News Ministries. Do you know the value of thanksgiving in your prayers? We all have times when we’re praying for God to deliver us from a difficult situation. We’re all praying for people that we care about, whose bad situations just seem to be unending. There’s always something to pray for, isn’t there, that seems hopeless, or — we’re just getting tired of asking for it, or wondering if God really cares. We don’t feel like thanks-giving. We don’t feel that there’s anything to be thankful for in those hard times. But there’s power in adding thanksgiving to our prayers.

When we say, for example, “Thank you, Lord,” — for what? That’s where we come up with: “I’m not sure how to add thanksgiving to this prayer.” So, let me share with you what I do. “Thank you, Lord, for allowing this problem to happen in a way that has brought me closer to You, that has brought me to this prayer time.” Or: “Thank you, Lord, that You are here in the midst of this problem, even though I may not know what You’re up to, what you’re doing, how You’re going to solve this problem. Thank You that You are here.” Or: “Thank you, Lord, that You will make good come from this problem, even though I don’t know what that’s going to be, or how it’s going to happen, or — I think I know how that prayer should get answered, but it’s not working out that way. You know what’s best, Lord, and I thank You for that.”

When we make ourselves think of things to be thankful for, this conquers fear. This defeats the fears that diminish the power of our prayers. This also helps us to get in touch with the goodness of God. If you have any problems coming up with reasons to be thankful or a spirit of thanksgiving when you’re praying, here’s a prayer. Join me in this prayer that can help. “Holy Spirit, renew me. Fill me. Renew me with Your Truth. Activate my thoughts, my soul, my emotions, my very being through and through. Activate my life with Your Truth, Holy Spirit. Fill me with Your Truth.” Because it’s in those truths, my friends, that thanksgiving comes.

And with that, the defeat of fear, anxiety, worry, depression, disappointment, and everything else that diminishes the power of prayer. So go forth getting to know the Holy Spirit’s ability to help you raise up your spirit of thanksgiving. And go pray for something now — something that’s been hard to pray for, something that’s been hard to see results for, and add that spirit of thanksgiving and see what a difference it makes. It will make a difference in you immediately, and in the end results, certainly, at some point in time, in God’s perfect timing. God bless you.

What’s the most powerful way we can pray? Mary the Mother of God set the example. Watch this video to find out what scriptures show us about how Mary prayed.

 

TO PRAY AS MARY PRAYED

The Transcript

Hi. This is Terry Modica of Good News Ministries. Let’s take a look at how Mary, the Holy Mother of Jesus prayed. She’s our best example of how to truly pray in a way that makes a difference, in a way that connects immediately to God, in a way that makes miracles happen. She’s our best example because the grace of God, filled her from her conception so that she could be the successful child of God the successful Eve, that the original Eve was supposed to be, in order to bring Jesus into the world, through her own body, through her own life. And in that fullness of grace she had the perfect prayer life. So let’s look at how she prayed, let’s look at what Scripture tells us about it.

We don’t see Mary praying in Scripture though, do we? Or do we? Yes, the wedding at Cana. They ran out of wine and how does Mary talk to Jesus? How does Mary pray? She simply said, “Jesus they ran out of wine.” She brought to God’s attention the problem, without whining, without worrying, without saying how God should fix the problem. She just simply stated the problem because she was full of trust, trust in what? The guy would hear her prayers and answer her? No, although that was part of her life. What made her prayers work was because she was filled with the trust of Jesus’ cares.

This is why when she turned to the stewards, the wine stewards, she said, “Do whatever he tells you.” She didn’t say, “I asked him, I hope he’s going to come through, let’s give him a try.” She simply said, “Do whatever he tells you.” Why? Because she trusted that he cared. And you my friend and I need to remember whenever we pray, God cares. He cares more than you and I care. And in that caring of course he’s going to do something.

So the holiest way to pray is not, “Dear Lord help. Dear Lord here’s what needs to be done. Dear Lord… and then we give them our list of what we think he should do. Rather it’s simply saying, “I’m presenting the problem to you, O Lord, and I know that you’re going to do something because you care, and whatever you decide is best to do. That’s what you’re going to do.” So the second part of Mary’s prayer was to someone else, not God, not Jesus, but to the wine stewards and she said, “Do whatever he tells you.” So in other words we could say to ourselves whenever we have a prayer request, “Now I need to listen and do whatever God tells me to do.” In other words we simply let God show the way from here, and we stay tuned in, we stay watching, we stay available. That’s holy prayer.

That’s the same way that Mary prayed. Look at her prayer in the Annunciation when the Angel Gabriel came to her and said, “You are going to bear the Son of God”, and she goes, “How can this be?” There’s another type of prayer, “I don’t understand Lord,” and it wasn’t said with doubt or distrust it was said with, “God cares, I know he’s going to reveal what I need to know.” That was the faith behind her prayer question. God cares, he will provide what we need. And like at the wedding of Cana even more than we need. God bless you.

 

How we pray can mislead our subconscious into wrong assumptions about God. This affects our prayer life, our faith, and our personal connection to God. Here’s what you can do about it!

PRAYER THAT IMPROVES YOUR CONNECTION TO GOD

The Transcript

Hi! This is Terry Modica of Good News Ministries. How intentional are your prayers? Do you pay attention, in other words, to the words that you pray? Especially during the words of prayers that we say over and over again. Prayers in the Rosary, prayers during Mass, the prayers of the Church for example, are filled with prayers that if we are not consciously thinking about, can subconsciously mislead us. Yes, mislead us.

For example, “Lord, hear our prayer”. That is very often a prayer that is said during the prayers of the intentions during Mass. “Lord hear our prayer.” It’s as if we’re saying, “Lord I need to convince you to hear my prayers, I need to wake you up and say, pay attention I’m praying now, we’re praying now. Lord, I’m asking you to hear our prayers.” No, we don’t need to ask him to hear our prayers because he of course is hearing us all the time, and he cares and he’s watching, and he’s sometimes even taking action in the situations that we’re praying about before we begin to pray about it.

Sometimes, by the way, he waits for us to pray about it before he takes action because he wants us to unite ourselves with him in doing whatever needs to be done in that situation. But are we just saying the prayers, “Lord hear our prayer” so rotely that there is no connection going out with God. To become intentional either think or say out loud during “Lord hear our prayer” such as during Mass, say the words something like this, whatever comes to your own heart, “Lord thank you for hearing our prayer”, because when we stop the rote automatic prayer we become intentional, we become connected to God much more fully, and when we say something like, “Thank you for hearing our prayers” instead of “Lord hear our prayer” the subconscious message that we’re giving to ourselves is that God of course is listening, and because we say “thank you” we know he cares we know he’s going to do something about it. So look at, pay attention to all the many times that you pray rotely.

Even for example the Our Father prayer. Change some words a little bit in order to wake yourself up and pray intentionally, in order to give you what your subconscious needs to know as you’re praying. For example, in the Lord’s Prayer, “Thy kingdom come Thy will be done”, can be said this way, “Your will be done, your kingdom come to me on earth just as fully as it is in heaven.” If we pray the Our Father prayer intentionally during our everyday prayer life, changing the words up to apply to our own lives to minister to our spirits when we do that then when we pray it rotely in Mass we easily bring to mind what we are really intending to say with these words. Intentional prayer is a true connection to God. God bless you.