09 Jan It’s Under Control (Acts 12:24) by Kevin McNicholas
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!” ~ Acts 12:24 (full readings)
Kevin’s Reflections: Jesus spoke these words to His Apostles when they feared for their lives during a storm at sea. He walked to them on the water and showed them that He is, indeed, over all. He is the one in charge. As I spend time during my everyday life and work I realize more and more that I have control over very few things, and these things that I can control are usually very minor in comparison to what God has control over! The retired baseball All-Star Mike Sweeney tells the story of how he was trying to break into the lineup of the KC Royals without much success. A friend of his gave him a sticker of a tandem bicycle to put on his Bible that said, “Mike, God sits in the front seat and steers. Your job is to sit on the back seat and pedal. Stay out of God’s way, do your job pedaling, and God will always steer you in the right direction.” There is a great sense of peace in knowing that as long as we “pedal” and do our best as Christians to follow God’s will, He will steer us towards Heaven!
* Kevin McNicholas and his wife Laura were married in the same chapel where they met and were engaged. They are blessed to be Engaged Encounter Weekend leaders in Belleville, IL.
Faith Challenge: Reflect on how you can give up trying to control various aspects of your life today and give everything to God.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. LIFE Runners Creed. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Adrian of Canterbury.
Faith Quote: “No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it.” ~ St. Maximilian Kolbe
Through Christ our Lord,