Ephesians 3:19 (Incomprehensible Love)

23 Oct Ephesians 3:19 (Incomprehensible Love)

Welcome God every morning before your work by taking ~5 min to read this Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (life-devotions.blogspot.com), which has snippets from Living Faith (livingfaith.com). All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

… and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:19

Living Faith snippets: “A man dying on a cross as an act of love makes no logical sense. There is no scientific, sociological or even theological analysis that can completely describe what Christ did for us. Any attempts to intellectualize this incredible love fall woefully short and rightfully so. To “know” the love of Christ is not an intellectual exercise, but rather, a spiritual one.” by David Nantais

Rich’s comments: “To know the love of Christ is not an intellectual exercise, but a spiritual one”, because we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit in order to experience and comprehend the love of Christ. “… the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5) Without the Holy Spirit we can not even begin to recognize or value the love of Christ. It is through faith that we allow the Holy Spirit to enter into our hearts and change them so that we can feel the love of Christ. I believe that this is why metanoia (change of heart) is such a powerful experience. Lord, let us welcome the Holy Spirit into our hearts so that we may understand the greatness of Your love. Amen.

40 Days for Life campaign (24 Sep to 2 Nov): Campaigns in 179 cities in 47 states (24/7 for 40 days). Please sign up to pray an hour in front your local abortion mill.
* Updates from the national director, David Bereit, at http://www.40daysforlife.com/.
* ProLife news: http://www.lifenews.com/

Our Prayers: Abortion’s end, chastity, our enemies, our troops, natural disasters, depression/ despair, dementia, cancer cure, prisoners, leaders integrity, loss of loved ones, lack of faith, Rob (St. Patrick’s parish prayer list), Robert Cox (his wife Meghan), Tina Castle (Jason Peter’s son), Cleta Jasper (Carla Neal possible cancer)
* Lets pray for a change of heart for all Pro-Death candidates like Barack Obama [based on shocking voting record]. That is “the change we can believe in.” Let’s also pray for courage to let Christ lead our vote…and to publicly talk up and clap for ProLife.
* Wed night is pray with your family night…the family that prays together, stays together!

Faith Quote: “Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. ” by Mother Teresa

Feast Day: Read about St. John of Capistrano.

Through Christ Our Lord,
Romans 12:12

* Today’s Bible readings at www.usccb.org/nab/today.shtml. Reflection on readings at http://www.daily-meditations.org/index2.html
* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, thereby changing us & helping others. Wayne Watson lyrics, “When God’s people pray, there is hope reborn, there is sin forgiven, and miracles you can’t explain await!” ‘If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead & see Him.’
* 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 lie as you wish’ Blessed Mother Teresa. Prayer to End Abortion.
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for non-believers (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 live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15)!

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