Genesis 3:4-5 (let go, let God, unite)

13 Feb Genesis 3:4-5 (let go, let God, unite)

Welcome God every morning before your 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

But the serpent said to the woman, “You certainly will not die! No, God knows that the moment you eat of it [the tree] your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods who know what is good and what is bad.” Genesis 3:4-5

Living Faith snippets: “Control is the ultimate temptation to “be like gods.” In retrospect I see how this is sheer folly, but I continue to do it anyway because fear impels me to grasp at control.” by David Nantais

Pat nuggets: Yesterday at the Chemists For Christ Bible study, we discussed St. Paul’s timeless call for Christian unity. Although all five of us gathered are different denominations, we joyfully unite in Christ on Thurs mornings. Our LIFE Group also has many different denominations, yet we are peacefully united in Christ and our common defense of the voiceless unborn (ecumenical). Even if we are traveling in different lanes, let us rejoice that we are all united as we follow Inner-state Christ (The Way) back to our Heavenly Father. Let’s invite others to carpool with us along The Way…

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News. Suggestions?
* NEW: Increase your awareness of spiritual warfare (part of culture war) by viewing resources at this website,

* Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (images).
* NEW: I saw a bumper sticker on Wednesday that read, “Children are our most precious natural resource.”

Our Prayers: Those who pray together stay together. Fasting ideas below.
* Let’s pray for courage to share ProLife Truth to those around us (John 14:6)…rebuilding a Culture of Life (Matt 5:16).
* Prayer to end abortion, chastity, peace, our enemies, our troops, depression/ despair, prisoners, ProLife politicians, lack of faith, illnesses/injuries, Bro Joe Castle (unresolved medical issue), Peters family (JP updates), Mark Nelson (Pat Barton cancer), Ann Schaefbauer (Ian Keisacker, recovering from brain surgery), Carol Nesbitt & John Lown (Dody Gustaf has inoperable cancer), Rob Ouellette (John & Mary, Alayna and their families), Pastor Don Bird (abused children)
* NEW: For the victims and families of the Buffalo NY plane crash
Faith Quote: Sharon Carlson shared. “When you forgive others, you set the prisoner free. And the prisoner is you.” author unknown

Through Christ for ProLife,
Phil 4:13

* Bible: Readings and reflections for today.
* 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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