Psalm 42:3 (Thirst Quencher!)

28 Mar Psalm 42:3 (Thirst Quencher!)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook).
“My being thirsts for God, the living God. When can I go and see the face of God?” Psalm 42:3 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: I find it to be a great spiritual exercise during Lent to sacrifice something that I enjoy in order to prevent myself from becoming a slave to my physical desires. I must confess that I am addicted to Mountain Dew, so this Lent I gave up all sodas despite my habitual craving. While sacrificing some physical desires, I have tried focusing on my spiritual needs (prayer and Scripture). For Saint Paul, his addiction was Jesus. Despite his great maturity in Christ, he still longed to know Him (Phil 3:8-11). But what was St. Paul talking about? Didn’t he already know Jesus more closely than perhaps anyone else ever will? Of course he did, but the more he knew Jesus, the more he wanted to know Him. The more St. Paul progressed in spiritual strength, the more thirsty for God He became. Lord, only You can satisfy my thirst. I have tasted Your goodness and I thirst for more. Amen.
Faith Challenge: Do you thirst for God? Be encouraged, because your soul-thirst is a sign of soul-growth!
Counter-Culture News: LSN, Vatican, AFA, Priests for Life, Live Action
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, 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.
Faith Quote: “O God, I have tasted thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still.” ~ A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God
Through Christ our Lord,
* 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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    Posted at 9:11 PM, 03 June 2012 Reply

    This is beautiful. God bless you the more.
    Yea I have found a lot of challenges with overcoming most fleshy (physical) desires most days. It was not as so much intense as it is now. But I thanks God, for His strength to make the good use of His grace which is already enough for me. I was really touched by Rich’s Reflections on “Thirst question” especially the first sentence “I find it to be a great spiritual exercise during Lent to sacrifice something that I enjoy in order to prevent myself from becoming a slave to my physical desires.” oh! very great. Thanks to God.
    This place looks great and I pray God bless you more all round in Jesus’ name.