Hebrews 6:15 (patience)

20 Jan Hebrews 6:15 (patience)

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

After patient waiting, he obtained the promise. Hebrews 6:15

Living Faith snippets: “I have my desires, my dreams and expectations. I am frustrated by others who don’t meet my needs and often resort to taking what I want. I know I’ve hurt others in the process, but I just can’t seem to wait. If I wait and listen to the voice of the one who cares for me, I may get even more than I asked for.” by Julia DiSalvo

Rich’s comments: Why does impatience bring about anxiety and patience results in peace? I believe it is, because of the inner sense of control we all desire. I often get impatient when I am stuck in traffic. I get angry at how slow the drivers in front of me are going, because I have no control of how fast I can go. However, if I changed my perspective, and looked at the situation as me deciding to submit to the drivers blocking my path, ultimately giving them control, I would find peace. God is always in control, but nonetheless, if I submit to God and give God control of my life, I will find peace. May the peace of the Lord be with you always.

* Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (click here for images).
* Let’s pray for courage to communicate the ProLife message through Christ to those around us (John 14:6)…rebuilding a Culture of Life (Matt 5:16).

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), Dan Castle (alcoholics), Peace in the Middle East (Iraq, Gaza), Lynn McAleece Bishara (Aunt Mary battling cancer), Papa Joe Castle (bleeding in brain), Joe Castle (unsolved medical issues), Lutz Ettrich (girlfriend’s Dad had stroke), Joe Hourigan (end contraception, Pres-elect Obama), Rob Ouellette (Mike & Bill), Jason Peters (health of son JP), Kelley Boddicker (Mom’s surgery), Joe Levisky (recovering from pancreatitis)

Faith Quote: “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” by Saint Augustine

Through Christ Our Lord,
Romans 12:12

* Today’s Bible readings at www.usccb.org/nab/today.shtml. Reflection on readings at http://www.daily-meditations.org/index2.html
* 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)!

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