08 Nov Look to the Lord (Ps 105:4) by Kirsten Wohlwend
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“Look to the Lord in his strength; seek to serve Him constantly.” ~ Ps 105:4 (full readings)
Kirsten’s Reflections: For those who haven’t been pregnant, let me describe the first trimester. You don’t look pregnant but you’re experiencing symptoms that can make people wonder if something’s wrong. Most experience an overwhelming exhaustion at some point, kind of like taking nighttime cold medicine and then expecting to stay awake and function normally. Many experience the very poorly named “morning sickness”. Even something as simple as the smell of someone’s lunch can trigger it- especially since the sense of smell is often much more sensitive during the first trimester. It’s a difficult enough period of time that practically everyone looks forward to when their particular set of symptoms will be over. It’s a period of time where you have to get your strength from the Lord. He created the new life and taking care of that life, even through morning sickness, is serving Him in a unique way. I pray that all pregnant mothers “look to the Lord in his strength,” for he will help them, morning sickness and all.
* Kirsten Wohlwend and her husband have 3 children and currently live in Colorado Springs. She spends much of her time homeschooling and teaching online college chemistry.
Faith Challenge: See what you can do to help your local pregnancy center. While they always seem to need baby items such as diapers and baby food, see if yours likes to keep pregnancy aids available to help pregnant mothers get through all those other symptoms.
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: Blessed John Duns Scotus.
Faith Quote: “Pray, hope and don’t worry! Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” ~ Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
Through Christ our Lord,
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will and 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 (and families): Abortion (images) is #1 death cause (22% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 and 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 and 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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