Psalm 37:4 (In God We Trust)

30 Jan Psalm 37:4 (In God We Trust)

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
Take delight in the Lord, and He will grant you your heart’s request. Psalm 37:4
Living Faith snippets: “I wish I had this psalm printed in fortune cookies for all the friends and students who have told me that all they want is “to be in a relationship.” At times in our lives, all of us have felt that dull ache of pain that loneliness brings. What if that ache were actually a gentle reminder sent from God to draw us into a deeper relationship with Him and to nurture a loving relationship with ourselves?” by Claire J. King

Sr. Francelle: Read her devotion titled “March in Washington, DC‏” (click here). Some snippets: “What an inspiration to see over 150,000 people marching for Life in DC, January 22. What struck me most was the number of young people, who are so passionate and showed such courage in defending the rights of the unborn. The young are the future lawmakers and voters. Members of Congress were on fire for victory, as each called upon God’s help with sincerity and enthusiasm. The power of Satan is unleashed through the abortion industry. Victory rests with the Lord, but we must do our part. When David was faced with the giant Goliath, people told him, “It’s no use, the enemy is too big!” But David with his little slingshot, replied, “He’s so big, I can’t miss!” We must not be discouraged, but joyfully embrace the challenge of the enemy. In England, it took William Wilberforce 22 years of fighting as a member of Parliament to end the slave trade. As a devout Christian, Wilberforce risked his career, was ridiculed, threatened and made fun of for his unpopular stand to free the slaves. One of the best weapons used in fighting for the unborn is the ultrasound. When parents see their baby in the womb, they find it hard to doubt that it is a human life. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for giving me life even though you couldn’t afford me during the depression.”

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to J.O.Y.-fully live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15). Suggestions?
* NEW: Pray with your family/friends at all meals, even at restaurants.

Culture War/ProLife News: click LifeSiteNews, American Family Association, Priests for Life
* Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (click here for images).
* NEW: Thanks to Hobby Lobby (read here)!

Our Prayers: those that pray together stay together
* Let’s pray for courage to communicate the ProLife message through Christ to those around us (John 14:6)…rebuilding a Culture of Life (Matt 5:16).
* Prayer to End Abortion, chastity, peace, our enemies, our troops, depression/ despair, prisoners, Pres Obama/politicians, lack of faith, illnesses/injuries, Papa Joe Castle (brain bleed resolution), Maureen Morgan (reconciliation for Sue Peterson and son), Rob Ouellette (Isabella, Reia, Louisa, Kathy & Artiss), Peters family (JP, updates here), Cliff Nancarrow (Jay, stroke recovery)

Faith Quote: Sr. Francelle shared this one. “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will run and not be weary, they will walk and not grow faint.” Isaiah 40:31

In God We Trust,
Phil 4:13

* Today’s Bible readings here. Reflections for readings here.
* 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.’
* Fasting: Let’s fast from things that takes 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 lie 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 J.O.Y.-fully live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15)!

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