Luke 5:10 (trust in Christ)

04 Sep Luke 5:10 (trust in Christ)

* Welcome God every morning before 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

Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men. Luke 5:10

Living Faith snippets: “We all face the challenge of responding to Jesus’ command to follow him. To be fishers of other people, we soon realize, means we are called to do and be more than what the world expects. When we say “yes” to Jesus we must learn to say “no” to other things that might be attractive to our natural urges. When we answer the call, we often must leave behind what we most love and treasure. Like the first disciples, we learn to operate without a net.” by Steve Givens

Rich’s comments: Being a disciple of Christ takes discipline and courage. In our hearts we know how we are suppose to live our lives, but we constantly struggle with our own natural urges and the temptations of the world. It is difficult to let go of these desires, but we need to trust in Christ. Being a film fanatic I like to relate this struggle to a scene from the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Indie needs to cross a bottomless chasm and he knows that there is a way, but he just can’t see it. With trust and courage he lets go and steps out into what appears to be open air, but his foot becomes firmly planted onto an invisible bridge. Sometimes as Christians it is difficult for us to see Christ in our hectic lives, but we know that Christ is the way. We need to have the courage to let go and trust in Him.

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Our Prayers: Abortion, chastity, our enemies/our troops, natural disasters, depression/ despair, dementia, cancer, prisoners, integrity of our leaders, Robert Cox (discerning his career path), Mike Castle (for grandson Isaac and his caregivers)

Faith Quote: “Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.” by St. Augustine
Through Christ Our Lord,
Romans 12:12
* Today’s Bible readings at Reflection on readings at
* 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.”
* 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. Prayer to End Abortion. Ask Blessed Margaret of Castello for her prayers to end abortion.
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for non-believers (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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