Psalm 34:11 (deep knowing)

01 Jul Psalm 34:11 (deep knowing)

Let’s welcome God every morning by reflecting on this short Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which is based on Living Faith. All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

Those who seek the Lord want for no good thing. Psalm 34:11 (full readings)

Living Faith snippets: “Several years ago I spent a day at the San Juan Capistrano Mission, established over 230 years ago by Blessed Junipero Serra, whose feast we celebrate today. Junipero and so many other friars had, as the psalmist’s said, sought the Lord and come to know God’s goodness. For them, this deep knowing outweighed the profound hardships of travel, hunger, loneliness and struggle. This deep knowing of the divine impelled Junipero and his brothers to keep on witnessing to the gospel, so that others could also find out for themselves just how good the Lord is.” by Sr. Chris Koellhoffer

Rich’s comments: Father, thank You for allowing me to know You through Your son Jesus Christ. May this deep knowledge of You prevent me from being shaken when I am in the midst of inner turmoil or outer conflict. May my heart remain steadfast trusting in You and Your overall plan for my life. I want to remain firmly grounded as I overcome the daily obstacles common to all who live on earth. Help me to learn the valuable lessons along the way as I press on toward the goal for which You have called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News.
* NEW: Have the courage to share your knowledge of Jesus with others.

Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, American Family Association, Priests for Life
* Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (images)…#1 cause of death in America. Let’s courageously share ProLife Truth (John 14:6) to create social tension for exposing abortion’s unjust peace…rebuilding a Culture of Life (Matt 5:16) and setting the unborn free!

Our Prayers: Those who pray together stay together. Fasting ideas in footnote below.
* Prayer to end abortion, abused children, chastity, peace, our enemies, our troops, depression/ despair, prisoners, ProLife politicians, illnesses/injuries, jobs, natural disasters, addictions, Carla Neal (Jonathan Barlow, Margaret Solms, Dan, Joe and Becky).
* NEW: Nana Suzie – a prayer of thanksgiving for each “good day” that JP experiences

Faith Quote: “Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.” by C. S. Lewis

Through Christ our Lord,
Romans 12:12

* 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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