Isaiah 50:7 (our Cursebreaker…)

08 Apr Isaiah 50:7 (our Cursebreaker…)

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

The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced; I have set my face like flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame. Isaiah 50:7

Living Faith snippets: “He was willing to suffer wrongs and to be despised, and do you dare to complain of anything? Christ had many adversaries and backbiters; do you wish to have all men as your friends and benefactors? How shall your patience win its crown, if no adversity befall you? If you are not willing to suffer opposition, how will you be a friend of Christ? Bear up with Christ and for Christ, if you desire to reign with Christ.” by Thomas Kempis (The Imitation of Christ)

Pat nuggets:
* May Holy Week prepare us to chase Satan (snake) right back up that tree in the Garden of Eden…like the rabbit in this amazing 1 min video: rabbit vs snake.
* While flying to St. Louis a few weeks ago, I sat next to Nancy Wentz, author of Cursebreaker, who was traveling to IL to give an interview about her great book. I agree with what my Mom had this to say about Cursebreaker. “She’s a very good writer. Easy read. Entertaining. It’s fictional in nature…about the battle that goes on between good and evil.” Nancy is now a member of our LIFE Group. Read more about Nancy and her book here. When Christ died on the cross for our sins (see Station below), He willingly became our original sin Cursebreaker, chasing Satan (snake) right back up that tree!

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News. Suggestions?
* NEW: Let’s take a moment and genuinely consider answers to the questions posed in the Living Faith snippets (above).

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!

ProLife Station #12 (Jesus Dies on the Cross): “Our Lord died. So many of His children have died with Him. His passion is re-lived with every abortion, one every twenty seconds in our country. We only know a fraction of the horror of this act in the sight of God. We only know a fraction of the horror of Christ’s crucifixion. May all our brothers and sisters killed by abortion rest in Christ’s peace and be saved by His cross.” by Fr. Frank Pavone (Priests for Life)

Our Prayers: Those who pray together stay together. Fasting ideas below.
* Prayer to end abortion, abused children, chastity, peace, our enemies, our troops, depression/ despair, prisoners, ProLife politicians, illnesses/injuries, jobs, Maureen Rogers (pain)

Faith Quote: “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” Ruth Fishel (shared by Aaron Ferrie)

Through Christ for ProLife,
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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