Genesis 12:1 (moving…)

22 Jun Genesis 12:1 (moving…)

Let’s welcome God every morning by reflecting on this short Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which is based on Living Faith. All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

The Lord said to Abram: “Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.” Genesis 12:1 (full readings)

Living Faith snippets: “The Spirit continues to call us to move out of our comfort zone and into unfamiliar territory. Sometimes that involves a change in physical locations and at other times a change of heart.” by Terri Mifek

Pat nuggets: Wow, today’s devotion truly resonated with me. Just last night, we finished unboxing our household goods…last week we moved to Belleville, IL (Scott Air Force Base). Coincidence?, I think not! I’ve been to Abram’s hometown in Turkey…although not as nice a town as Colorado Springs, it is never easy to leave dear friends and family. In faith, hope, and love we are all bound together for eternity…thanks be to God!

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News.
* NEW: Let’s follow when called by the Holy Spirit to “move out of our comfort zone and into unfamiliar territory.” We will go, Lord!

Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, American Family Association, Priests for Life
* Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (images)…#1 cause of death in America. Let’s courageously share ProLife Truth (John 14:6) to create social tension for exposing abortion’s unjust peace…rebuilding a Culture of Life (Matt 5:16) and setting the unborn free!

Our Prayers: Those who pray together stay together. Fasting ideas in footnote 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 Reich (pray for the soul and family of Troy Doyle who passed away recently)
* NEW: Carla Neal (Jonathan Barlow, Margaret Solms, Dan, Joe and Becky)

Faith Quote: “Recognize life as a gift to be welcomed with gratitude, to be lived according to the law of God’s love, and to be offered responsibly in service to one’s brothers and sisters.” by John Paul II

Through Christ our Lord,
Phil 4:13

* 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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