Jeremiah 18:19 (freedom!)

11 Mar Jeremiah 18:19 (freedom!)

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

Listen to what my adversaries say. Jeremiah 18:19 (full readings)

Living Faith snippets: “If I were to recall the unkind things I have said about other people, well it would make quite a list. What might a person do with such a list? Repentance comes to mind.” by Kevin Perrotta

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News. Suggestions?
* NEW: Make a list of those you need to forgive and a list of those you need to seek their forgiveness (reconciliation). Work on checking that list off during Lent. God’s call to forgive is a gift of freedom!

Stations of the Cross (4): Jesus meets his mother. Consider attending a Stations of the Cross service (Friday evenings, nondenominational).

* Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (images). Abortion is #1 cause of death in America.
* NOW (25 Feb-5 Apr): Please be part of the 40 Days for Life campaign by praying in front of an abortion mill for one hour…defending the voiceless unborn.

Our Prayers: Those who pray together stay together. Fasting ideas below.
* Let’s pray for courage to share ProLife Truth to those around us (John 14:6)…rebuilding a Culture of Life (Matt 5:16).
* Prayer to end abortion, abused children, chastity, peace, our enemies, our troops, depression/ despair, prisoners, ProLife politicians, lack of faith, illnesses/injuries, jobs, Sue Peters (Carrie), Rob Ouellette (Renato, Amy, Maryann, Mark, Elaine)
* NEW: Paul Cote (his sister Christine near the end of her holy battle with cancer)

Faith Quote: “The paradox is that happiness is truly found only when it is routinely denied. In my practice, the happiest girls are always the one who live with humility. The unhappiest girls are the ones who are most self-indulgent in their pursuit of happiness. Humility teaches us that we’re part of a larger community and need to work together for the good of the whole. Humility teaches responsibility, and it teaches us to consider the needs of others…it reminds us that we aren’t the only ones who count. The result is that girls with humility experience the real joy and happiness that comes only from strong, healthy relationships.” Meg Meeker, M.D. (author of “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters”)

Through Christ Our Lord,
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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