10 Aug 2 Cor 9:6-7 (cheers!)
Posted on Tuesday 10 August, 2010
Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully…[give] without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor 9:6-7 (full readings)
* Regarding today’s verse, let’s plant seeds of faith every day in ourselves and those near us (generous caring, merciful forgiveness, etc), not taking credit or blame because only God can enable growth (1 Cor 3:6-9). Let us serve God cheerfully…with JOY!
* I am almost finished reading “The Last Sin Eater” to daughters Paige (10) and Grace (7). This story is about a 10 yr old girl’s journey to faith/forgiveness in the Smoky Mountains (1850’s). Like “The Book of Eli” movie, the book is an insightful look at the serious consequences of a generational gap in faith (moral relativism, no God standard) and the great redemptive power of God’s Words in the Bible (from the standpoint of good and evil). As with Eli, may we be able to end our lives with this verse, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Tim 4:7)
* Check out this inspirational music video with a father taking his special needs son through a full Iron Man race (definitely ProLife!). The father is the Body of Christ for his son…check out the verse the son types at the end (My Redeemer Lives – Team Hoyt). Daughter Grace (7) said, “I want to see it again.” Daughter Paige (10) said, “good to watch this when you have a bad day.” I never get tired of watching that demonstration of amazing grace (strength) and enduring love…with a great praise song! LIFE Runners updates: Marathons for ProLife blogsite and FB page.
* This powerful song ends with a humble prayer: Lead Me by Sanctus Real. The song reminds me of a saying that I saw spray painted in giant letters on a broken down billboard in the middle of Nevada…”Real Men Love Jesus.”
Faith Challenge: Read the Bible…and books that bring the Bible to life for you. If you have family, include them. Suggestions: The Last Sin Eater, Joshua (modern day parable), Mere Christianity, More than a Carpenter. Other books?
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. Peters family (JP, special intention), Rich Reich (Cousin Tom’s chemotherapy).
Feast Day of St. Lawrence: Martyr.
Faith Quote: “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary.” Isaiah 40:31
Through Christ Our Lord,