Genesis 13:15 (faith journey…)

23 Jun Genesis 13:15 (faith journey…)

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

All the land that you see I will give to you and your descendants forever. Genesis 13:15 (full readings)

Living Faith snippets: “The wonderful message from Genesis is that there is nothing arbitrary with God. Abraham gave Lot first pick…and, Lot took the best for himself. Abraham got Plan B. God, however, reaffirmed that He had a plan for Abraham’s life. His life had a goal, a purpose, a meaning. That meaning was sheer gift. He didn’t have to seize it like Lot who was calculating how to get the best for himself. My life…and yours too…is also a sheer gift. Despite the seeming arbitrariness, reversals and frustrations, we are on a journey, and the journey has a goal. It doesn’t wind aimlessly around only to hit a dead end. The destination is clear, and nothing will prevent us from reaching it as long as we, like Abraham, listen to God, obey His word and worship Him.” Sr. Kathryn James Hermes

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News.

* NEW: Like Abraham, let’s strive to turn down the volume of the world and tune into God…”listen to God, obey His word and worship Him.”

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), Carla Neal (Jonathan Barlow, Margaret Solms, Dan, Joe and Becky)

Faith Quote: “Intimacy with God is the ultimate meaning and profound calling of every human life. When, in the Church, Jesus Christ calls men and women to follow Him, He makes His voice heard and His fascination felt by the inner action of the Holy Spirit.” 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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