CFC Laguna Technopark Chapter
Bro Cocoy Claravall
HLT TALK 7
These people had single-
mindedness for God
______ sought God every day.
___ followed Him through the most
_____ relied on Him at the risk of her
____ chased after God, and His passion
bleeds through the Psalms.
The Road to Emmaus
They seem to have given up. They were disappointed
because of wrong expectations
On the positive side, they went back to the disciples
after breaking bread with Jesus.
What lessons can we
We need to examine our reasons for following
John the Baptist condemns superficial and
We need to open up our hearts and let the word of
God burn in our hearts.
We can only be single-minded for God if our
vision is clear, if we know the place of Jesus in our
life, if we have a right relationship with him, and if
we know where we are going.
Many of us come into a
new life in the Lord,
but we keep our boats
in reserve, so that if
necessary we can
return to the world.
We need to forego all
other options. In our
new life, there should
be no turning back.
Learn to persevere
and be patient.
Prepare for the long haul. Moving on in
the Christian life is the task of a lifetime.
"Take up your cross and follow me".
Jesus did not promise that if we followed
him there would be no more problems.
In fact, the Christian life is a life of
embracing and loving the cross of Christ.
Set a goal in personal
Without personal virtues, we cannot be
singleminded for God. There will always be
some distractions that are too attractive.
Steadfastness. Tobit 4:5-6.
Humility. Phil 2:3-4.
Obedience. Jesus' example.
Kindness. The example of Mother Teresa.
"Love begins at home, it is not
how much we do but how much
love we put in the action that
To God Almighty, how much
we do does not matter, but
how much love we put in that
action. How much we do to
him in the person we are
serving. And let us all meet
each other with a smile, for
the smile is the beginning of
Let us keep that joy of loving
Jesus in our hearts and share
that joy with all that we come
in touch with”
Seek to suffer a little
every day for God.
Denying ourselves too much of the
pleasures of life.
Forbearing in relationship difficulties.
Giving things up like more sleep in
favor of more prayer.
Detach yourself from
your desires and plans.
God has the best plan
for our lives. Jer 29:11.
We need to let go of
notions of what is best
We need to approach
the Lord without any
Seek consolation only
This is not only the proper attitude, but a
practical and realistic one. Every one else
can fail us, but God never will.
In the midst of difficulty, especially from
those closest to us, God is our consolation.
It is only God Who can truly comfort us.
Pray for God's will to
be done in your life.
We should not only be resigned to God's will,
but actively and eagerly pray that His will
come to pass in our life.
But be careful. God delights in such prayers,
and will grant them.
Have faith that our Father knows best.
Even when we cannot see beyond the difficulty
of the moment.
God calls us to personal holiness.
He calls us to serve Him with
utmost dedication and
We can move on in these areas as
we more and more focus on the
Lord and our life and mission in
Let us be single-minded for God.
Thoughts to Ponder
Do you spend time each week, perhaps
each day, intentionally tuning yourself to
Do you nurture a passion to see Him
glorified in your family, relationships and
work, regardless of your vocation?
Are you really practicing the Sabbath and
building margin into your life?