Acts 20:35 (invest in humanity)

27 May Acts 20:35 (invest in humanity)

Let’s welcome God every morning before work by taking ~5 min to read this Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which has snippets from Living Faith. All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

… keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus who himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35 (full readings)

Living Faith snippets: “It would be a wonderful commentary on human nature if prosperity would lead one to generosity, but that often is not the case. The sick, hungry and homeless all cry out for assistance in our day as in the days when Jesus walked the earth. A gift of money, materials or volunteer physical work produces two blessings: one to the person who receives it and one to the person who gives it. When we give we feel uplifted, knowing we are doing something good. We are investing in humanity and supporting a cause much bigger than ourselves.” by Fr. James McKarns

Rich’s comments: Hunger is not a supply problem. There is enough food produced in the world to feed every man, woman, and child. The limited resource is compassion. Lord, help me to be a good steward of Your gifts and care for Your children. Amen.

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News.
* NEW: Follow Mother Teresa’s words, “live simply so that others may simply live.” Identify ways that you can live your life simpler so that you have more of God’s resources available to share with others.
Our Prayers: Those who pray together stay together. Fasting ideas below.
* Prayer to end abortion, abused children, chastity, peace, our enemies, our troops, depression/ despair, prisoners, ProLife politicians, illnesses/injuries, jobs, natural disasters, addictions, Rich (Jim Russell who is battling cancer), Rich (Jack Myers, tumor in esophagus)
* NEW: Pray for the sick, hungry and homeless.

Faith Quote: “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” – Mother Teresa

Through Christ our Lord,
Romans 12:12

* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. ‘If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead.’
* Fasting: Let’s fast from things that take our eyes off Jesus (selfishness, bitterness, being so critical, impatience, gossip, excessive video games, etc) and take on things that fix our eyes on Jesus (selflessness, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, patience, understanding, caring, helping, listening).
* Defend the unborn: ‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die’ (Prov 24:11). ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’ (Jer 1:5). ‘It is a great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish’ (Blessed Mother Teresa).
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for unbelievers (be a friend, make a friend, lead friend to Christ) and perpetual re-evangelization of self and those near us, by way of daily prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of selfless love, mercy, and service.
Let’s joyfully invite others to join our LIFE Group…Rich or Pat will gladly add them to the devotions distribution list (Mark 16:15)!

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