05 Sep Crazy Horse (1 Cor 3:6) by Dr. Pat Castle
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth.” ~ 1 Cor 3:6 (full readings)
Pat’s Reflections: “But God caused the growth.” If we are not grounded in this understanding (humility), we are no good to ourselves, others or God. With this understanding, we can see every ministry role as important. How very humbling that our Creator calls us to be His co-workers (1 Cor 3:9) in building His kingdom here and now. We have planted/watered, and God has caused the LIFE Group Devotions to grow from 30 members in 2008 to over 3,000 members today (background)…and the LIFE Runners from 17 runners in 2010 to 375 runners/walkers today (background). I recently saw parts of a documentary about three young men who fasted from all food for seven continuous days…All In Christ for Pro-Life. I was taken by the humility of the cameraman who also fasted but was never seen or heard from during the documentary. Crazy Horse was a Native American known for his humble approach. He was honored with over 100 eagle feathers but never wore them. While visiting Bear Butte State Park (SD), daughter Paige pointed out a display that said Crazy Horse never wanted his photo taken, but now his face is carved (87 ft) on a mountain in the Black Hills. “He has exalted those who were humble. He has filled the hungry with good things” (Luke 1:52-53).
* Dr. Pat Castle is the co-founder and president of the LIFE Group Devotions (feeding arm) and the National LIFE Runners Team (action arm). Pat and Angi have two daughters and live in Rapid City, SD. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: Join our Pro-Life action arm, National LIFE Runners Team, as a runner/walker. Many exciting upcoming events: St. Louis (21 Oct 2012), A-Cross the Country Relay (13 Feb to 24 Mar 2013), and Crazy Horse (6 Oct 2013). Promo Video.
Feast Day: St. Lawrence Justinian. When he was dying, he would not lay on a soft bed. “That shall not be!” he exclaimed humbly. “My Lord was stretched out on a hard and painful tree.”
Faith Quote: “Only through Jesus will we find the meaning of all that is human.” ~ John Paul II
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will and His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (and families): Abortion (images) is #1 death cause (22% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 and Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” ~ Mother Teresa
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers and re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.