Daily Reflection with Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes



Dear Friends: Praying is not easy. Our daily routine calls for our full attention. And the world around us puts little value on prayer; our lives are full of material things but at the same time are getting emptier in God’s value.

For this reason, I will post a daily reflection and as you visit this site may the Holy Spirit within you come to your aid and guide you gently to the God who loves you
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Life is short!

First, I 


was dying to finish my high school 
and start college, 
and then I was dying to finish college and start working,
then I was dying to marry and have children 
and then I was dying for my children to grow old 
enough so I could go back to work, but then 
I was dying to retire and now I dying…and suddenly 
I realized I forgot to live….
Please don’t let this happen to you, appreciate 
your current situation and enjoy each day….
Old friend…
To make money, we lose our health, and then to restore our health, 
we lose our money….
We live a if we are never going to die, and we die as if we never lived…


Life is very short, so break your silly ego, forgive 
quickly, believe slowly,


love truly, laugh loudly and never avoid anything 
that makes you smile.


When I woke up this morning lying in bed, 
I was asking myself;


What are some of the secrets of success in life?
I found the answer right there, in my very room.
The Fan said…………..Be cool
The Roof said……………Aim high
The Window said……...See the world
The Clock said……….. Every minute is precious
The calendar said……….Be up-to-date
The Mirror said…………..Reflect before you act
The Door said ………Push hard for your goals
Carry a Heart that Never Hates.


Carry a Smile that Never Fades.
Carry a Touch that Never Hurts...
HAVE A BLESSED AND  HAPPY WEEK!

Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo el Siglo 21/Discovering 21 Century
P.O. BOX 1170
New York, NY  10018
Tel- 212-24-4778
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

GODS WORDS FROM THE BIBLE

HELPS FOR THE NEW CHRISTIAN

ASSURANCE

THEY SHALL NEVER PERISH...............................JOHN 10:27,29 YET SHALL HE LIVE'.............................................JOHN 11:25,26 IS PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE'.......................JOHN 5:24 NEITHER DEATH NOR LIFE..SEPERATE US......... ROM:8:38,39 HE WHICH HATH BEGUN...WILL PERFORM IT.......PHILLIP, 1:6 AN INHERITANCE INCORRUPITIBLE........................1PETER 1:4

WHEN FACED WITH TEMPTATIONS
TEMPTATION IS COMMON TO MAN........1 CORINTHIANS 10:13 THE DEVIL..SEEKING WHOM..DEVOUR................1PETER 5:8,9 THE MAN THAT ENDURETH TEMPTATION...............JAMES1:12 I HAVE OVER COME THE WORLD............................JOHN 16:33 DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST...............PHILI[[PANS 4:13

IF SINS OCCUR
IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS........................................1JOHN 1:9 RETURN UNTO THE LORD.......................................ISAIAH 55:7 A CONTRITE HEART...WILT NOT DESPISE..........PSALM 51:17 WE HAVE AN ADVOCATE..........................................1JOHN 2:1 SEEK MY FACE AND TURN..................11 CHRONICLES 7 : 14 CONFESSETH AND FORSAKETH THEM......PROVERBS 28:13
GROWING AS A CHRISTIAN IN THE WORD OF GOD
DESIRE....MILK OF THE WORD.................................1PETER 2:2 THY WORD HAVE I HID IN MINE HEART.............PSALM 119:11 WERE WRITTEN FOR OUR LEARNING................ROMANS 15:4 SCRIPTURE...IS PROFITABLE...................11 TIMOTHY 3: 16,17 STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED.......11 TIMOTHY 2:15 THY WORD IS A LAMP..FEET...PATH................PSALM 119:105 DELIGHT IN THE LAW OF THE LORD....................PSALM 1: 1,2


THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER
BY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION.............PHILLIPPIANS 4: 6,7 CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD...............PSALM 116:17 YE, SHALL ASK............................................................JOHN 15:7 ASK AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN YOU......................LUKE 11:9,10 AND WHEN THOU PRAYEST...........................MATTHEW:6 5-15 PRAY WITHOUT CEASING..............1THESSALONIANS 5:17,18 PRAYING ALWAYS WITH ALL PRAYER.........EPHESIANS 6:18 TAKE HEED, WATCH AND PRAY............................MARK 13:33
THE IMPORTANCE OF FELLOWSHIP


NOT FORSAKING THE ASSEMBLING..............HEBREWS 10:25 TEACHING AND ADMONISHING ONE ANOTHER........COL:3:16 SPEAKING TP YOURSELVES.......................................EPH: 5:19 THE BODY HAS MANY MEMBERS.......................1 COR: 12 - 12 MEMBERS SHOULD HAVE...CARE.......................1COR:12:.......

HELPS FOR WITNESSING GOD LOVES YOU

FOR GOD SO LOVED....................................................JOHN 3:16 GOD COMMENDETH HIS LOVE...............................ROMANS 5:8 HEREIN IS LOVE........................................................1 JOHN 4 :10 GAVE HIMSELF - MIGHT DELIVER US............................GAL 1:4 SON IS COME TO SEEK..............................................LUKE 19:10



THE FACT OF SIN


NONE RIGHTEOUS..................................................ROMANS 3:10 ALL HAVE SINNED................................................. ROMANS 3:23 NOT A JUST MAN .......................................................... ECC 7:20 THE HEART IS WICKED............................................. JER 17:9,10 RIGHTEOUSNESS FILTHY RAGS................................... ISA 64:6 SAY THAT WE HAVE NO SIN..................................... 1 JOHN 1:8
THE PENALTY



SOUL THAT SINNETH DIES....................................... EZE:18:4,20 SIN BRINGETH FORTH DEATH.................................. JAMES1:15 ONCE TO DIE JUDGEMENT........................................... HEB:9:27 WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH..................................... ROMANS:6:23 SHALL GIVE ACCOUNT TO GOD....................... ROMANS:14:12 DEAD WERE JUDGED............................................. REVEL:20:12


MANS INABILTY
 NOT BY WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.......................TITUS 3:5 NOT JUSTIFIED BY WORKS......................................... GAL:2:16 FAITH NOT OF YOURSELVES......................................EPH:2:8,9 DEEDS NO FLESH BE JUSTIFIED........................ ROMANS:3:20 WAY WHICH SEEMETH RIGHT.................................PROV:14:12 RIGHTEOUSNESS FILTHY RAGS.................................. ISA:64:6
GODS REMEDY
CHRIST DIED FOR US...............................................ROMANS 5:8 GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE............................ ROMANS:623 I AM THE WAY...............................................................JOHN 14:6 SALVATION IN NO OTHER WAY................................ ACTS 4:12 SAVE THAT WHICH WAS LOST................................ LUKE 19:10 CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS .................................... 1COR:15:3

MANS RESPONSIBILTY
REPENT YE THEREFORE............................................ ACTS 3:19 REPENTANCE FAITH................................................. ACTS 20:21 BELIEVE IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST....................ACTS 16:31 CONFESS BELIEVE SHALL BE SAVED..................ROM:10:9,10 CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD.................... ROM:10:13

RESULTS OF SALVATION



NOT CONDEMNED....................................................... JOHN 3:18 HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.......................................... JOHN 3:36 HE IS A NEW CREATURE.............................................2COR:5:17 THE CHILDREN OF GOD................................................ROM:8:16 HEIRS OF GOD.............................................................. ROM:8:17 PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU DO NOT BE AFRAID......JOHN 14:27 SPIRIT OF GOD DWELL IN YOU.................................... ROM:8:9 NAMES ARE IN THE BOOK OF LIFE...............................PHIL:4:3


IT IS BETTER TO
GIVE A PIECE OF
YOUR HEART THAN
A PIECE OF YOUR MIND
LOVE ONE ANOTHER
AS GOD LOVES US


Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo el Siglo 21/Discovering 21 Century
P.O. BOX 1170
New York, NY  10018
Tel- 212-24-4778
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

NOT YET GOD?

Sometimes I ask the question,
"My Lord, is this your will?"
It's then I hear you answer me,
"My Precious Child ... be still."
Sometimes I feel frustrated,
cause I think I know what's best.
It's then I hear you say to me,
"My Busy Child ... just rest"
Sometimes I feel so lonely
and I think I'd like a mate.
Your still small voice gets oh so clear
and says, "My Child ... please wait"
"I know the plans I have for you,
the wondrous things you'll see;
If you can just be patient, Child,
and put your trust in me.
I've plans to draw you closer.
I've plans to help you grow.
There's much I do, you cannot see
and much you do not know.
But know this, Child .... I LOVE YOU.
You are Precious unto Me.
Before I formed you in the womb,
I planned your destiny.
I've something very special
I hope for you to learn.
The gifts I wish to give to you
are gifts you cannot earn.

They come without a price tag,
but not without a cost;
at Calvary, I gave My Son,
so You would not be lost.
Rest Child, and do not weary
of doing what is good.
I promise I'll come back for you
just like I said I would.
Your name is written on my palm,
I never could forget;
Therefore, do not be discouraged when
my answer is .... "Not Yet"

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Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo el Siglo 21/Discovering 21 Century
P.O. BOX 1170
New York, NY  10018
Tel- 212-24-4778
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.


I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on, Chewed on,
Peed on.
I had complete
control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.


Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.



Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.



I had never known the warmth,
the joy, the love, the heartache,
the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom


May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life!
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
(Pictures: My Nieces, Almudena  and Adriana with their children)

Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo el Siglo 21/Discovering 21 Century
P.O. BOX 1170
New York, NY  10018
Tel- 212-24-4778
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/