Acts 11:17 (Without Hindrance)

16 May Acts 11:17 (Without Hindrance)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook).
“Who was I to be able to hinder God?” Acts 11:17 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: St. Peter asks an excellent question, “Who was I to be able to hinder God?” One of the mysteries of God is why He would put Himself in a position in which we could even have the capability to hinder Him. God is all-powerful and can do all things with or without us, but because He loves us, He wants us to be a part of His plan. We are God’s children and He has placed us in a unique situation on earth. Every aspect of our life, from our daily interactions with others in our community, church, workplace, and family are not an accident, but part of God’s plan. We can either hinder His work, help it, or hasten it. Regardless, God can work all things to the good despite us. Lord, I am Your joyful servant. Use me to do Your will. Amen.

Faith Challenge: At the end of the day, reflect on your daily interactions with others. Did you hinder, help, or hasten God’s work?

Counter-Culture News: LifeNews, Vatican, AFA, Priests for Life, Live Action

Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.

Faith Quote: “God gave Himself to you: give yourself to God.” – Blessed Robert Southwell

Through Christ our Lord,

* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!

* Save Unborn (& family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (23% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 & Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.

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