Deacon Jim Olson’s Homily
February 8, 2021
329 2-8-21 5 th WOT Mark 6:53-56
Faith is an entirely free gift which God makes to us through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Believing and trusting in God to act in our lives is only possible by the grace and help of the Holy Spirit who moves the heart and converts it to God.
The Holy Spirit opens the eyes of the mind and helps us to understand, accept, and believe God’s word.
How do we grow in faith?
By listening to God’s word with trust and submission.
Faith also grows through testing and perseverance.
The Lord wants to teach us how to pray in faith for His will, for our lives, and for the things He wishes to give us to enable us to follow Him faithfully and serve Him generously.
Lord, Jesus, let our hearts sing for joy in your presence.
Give us eyes of faith to recognize your presence and fill us with your Holy Spirit that we may walk in your way of love and peace. Amen