13 Jan Hebrews 2:7 (humility)
Posted on Tuesday 13 January, 2009
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
You made him for a little while lower than the angels. Hebrews 2:7
Living Faith snippets: “The God of the covenant chose to make his son one of us, so that he would experience all the things you and I may experience in a lifetime and suffer exquisite pain in human terms that we could not fail to understand. Just trying to grasp what God did for us is perhaps the most humbling experience of all.” by Heather Wilson
Rich’s comments: Throughout life, we have many opportunities to take credit for successes in our lives when we shouldn’t. We need to think of these successes as blessings that God has provided for us to do His will. How do we do God’s will in light of a success? By glorifying God and giving Him credit. By humbling ourselves before God and realizing that we would have nothing if it were not for God’s grace. “Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
Our Prayers: Prayer to End Abortion
, chastity, our enemies, our troops, natural disasters, depression/ despair, prisoners, ProLife
politicians, loss of loved ones, lack of faith, illnesses/injuries, Mike Castle (eye infection), Joe Levisky
(medical issues), Rob Ouellette
(St. Pat’s prayer list), Dan Castle (for alcoholics), Peace in the Middle East (Iraq, Gaza), Papa Joe Castle (bleeding in brain), Lynn Bishara
(Aunt Mary battling cancer), Kay Castle (Bill Lund
* UPDATE: Jason Peters (please continue to pray for the health of son JP and provide God’s guidance to the physicians)
Faith Quote: “Humility is the mother of all virtues; purity, charity and obedience. It is in being humble that our love becomes real, devoted and ardent. If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed you will not be discouraged. If they call you a saint you will not put yourself on a pedestal.” by Mother Teresa
Feast Day (St. Hilary):
Through Christ Our Lord,
* 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.’
* Fasting: Let’s fast from things that takes our eyes off Jesus (selfishness, bitterness, being so critical, impatience, judgment, 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 lie 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 live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15)!