Joshua 3:9-10 (Listen to God) by Kevin Grillot

11 Aug Joshua 3:9-10 (Listen to God) by Kevin Grillot

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Guest Authors schedule. LIFE Minute radio.

“Come here and listen to the words of the LORD, your God. This is how you will know that there is a living God in your midst.” ~ Joshua 3:9-10 (full readings)

Kevin’s Reflections: In the first reading, God told Joshua to lead the Israelites across the Jordan. God showed Joshua that if he led the people with the ark of the covenant then they will find protection on their journey. The ark is the greatest symbol of God’s presence with the Israelites and how God’s Word will accompany them, even through the desolate times. Joshua did not know how he was going to be called, but he listened and trusted in what he heard from God. This is an example of a person humbly listening to God and by leading with God’s symbol of love, he is magnificently able to meet the needs of the community, in this case crossing the high waters of the Jordan. We must strive to trust more deeply in listening to how God is calling us. By leading first with the love of God, “the whole nation completed the passage” (Jos 3:17). Lord, grant us the ears to hear and faith to trust in the way you call us to serve the needs of the pro-life movement. By leading first with Your love, may we faithfully build the culture of life, so our whole nation may complete the passage to you, Lord.
* Kevin Grillot works for Students for Life of Illinois and helps foster the growth of pro-life student groups in Chicago. When he was the pro-life student group president at St. Louis University, he founded an endowment for pregnant and parenting students.

Faith Challenge: On this Feast of St. Clare, who lived a life of simplicity, humility, and almost complete silence, take 10 minutes today in silence to open your heart and listen to how God is calling you to lovingly meet the pro-life needs in your community.

Counter-Culture News: LSN, LifeNews, Priests for Life, AFA, Vatican, Project Rachel.

Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.

Feast Day: St. Clare was a lifelong friend of St. Francis and founder of the Poor Clares (2nd Order of Franciscans). She was a spiritual consultant for popes, cardinals, and bishops while serving at the convent of San Damiano in Assisi, Italy.

Faith Quote: Does it please you, O God, to deliver into the hands of these beasts the defenseless children I have nourished with your love? I beseech you, dear Lord, protect these whom I am now unable to protect.” ~ St. Clare when the convent was facing attack by an invading army

Through Christ our Lord,
Psalm 22:23-27

* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (& family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (23% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 & Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.

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