May 23, 2019
Preserving Commandments
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love.
John 15:10
There's a most interesting museum in Kansas City, Missouri, centered around the goods excavated from a steamboat that sank in the Missouri River in 1856. Thankfully, no lives were lost, but the entire cargo was a loss until the wreck was located (in a farm field because of the shifting river) in the 1980s. Much of it is on display now--everything from doorknobs to shoes to preserved pickles. It's fascinating, as is the story of the retrieval, which had to be carefully done so the objects didn't start degrading once they hit the air. The basic idea was to maintain continuity in the environment as much as possible. So it is for my connection with Jesus. Wherever life takes me, my interior environment can remain steady as my daily choices, no matter how small, keep me rooted in him and the life he gives.
Jesus, help me keep your commandments today.

- Amy Welborn

Acts 15:7-21|Psalm 96:1-3, 10|John 15:9-11

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May 23, 2019 at 08:58 PM

Thank you Amy for your devotion.

My continued prayers for Anna, Joe, Patrick, Zachary, Kathy Ken's wife, Axl and Rick B. and for all of my Living Faith Family.

Lord, please be with me always. Amen

May 23, 2019 at 10:57 AM

I love what Jesus tells me the results of keeping His commandments in John 15:10b, 11, “
* you will remain in My love,
* My joy might be in you and
* your joy might be complete.”

Have you ever equate keeping commandments to love and joy? I am now :-)

Keeping the commandments shouldn’t be like carrying a yoke on my shoulders! And sometimes I do make keeping the commandments like a yoke on my shoulders :-( What yoke is Paul referring to in todays reading of Acts 15? Here it is in Acts 15:1, “Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice, you cannot be saved.”

So they believed and insisted that the Gentiles had to become Jews first by circumcision before they can be saved! Here is what Paul said in Acts 15:11, “On the contrary, we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they!”

Yes, Lord Jesus! Salvation comes from no one else but You alone, not circumcision but circumcision of my heart :-) Bless me, my Lord and my King, with love and joy in keeping Your commandments! Amen!

May 23, 2019 at 10:37 AM

Thank you living faith family for prayers and support . Request for prayers and healing for my grandson, Axl who is 19 months who is in surgery now for enlarges adenoids, and ear tubes which have impacted his hearing and speech. He has a long therapy ahead with treatment for low muscle tone, inability to walk and carry his lower body.. Please pray for him
and his family. Thank you and have blessed day.

Salina
May 23, 2019 at 12:41 PM

May the adenoidectomy surgery for Axi be successful without complication today! And that his breathing will be easy and his nose, ears and throat will all be in normall working orders after the surgery! Your Name, Lord Jesus, will be lifted high! And all glory and honor be Yours forever and ever! Amen!

Lord, may You be with Axi's Neurologist? specialty doctor(s) to diagnose promptly and correctly and to render effective treatment for his muscle weakness. Your Word gives us comfort and hope because You never disappoint!!! Isaiah 40:31, "but they (Axi and his family) who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they (Axi) shall run and not be weary; they (Axi) shall walk and not faint." Amen!

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Kjc
May 23, 2019 at 11:51 AM

Nancy I am praying for Axl right now. Ken

May 23, 2019 at 09:58 AM

Still praying for Anna Joe Patrick a d Zachary. Kathy my wife couldn't get chemo as blood count to low. Next week we will adjust her chemo. She is seeing a psychological counseling today with our oldest daughter.

Brian D.
May 23, 2019 at 02:12 PM

I hav3e many times wondered why things have not gone as I envisioned it should. Later, when I look back, I find that the Lord used me in some way to help another. Sometimes it is obvious, and other times not so much. I do pray for the Lords healing upon your whole family. Keep an eye out for those opportunities to share God's love.

May 23, 2019 at 09:36 AM

Amen.

May 23, 2019 at 09:13 AM

Amen! Thank you Holy Fsther for this beautiful day and for today's Gospel. Thank you Lord for my faith, my life and for my family. Thank you Holy Father most of all for your great sacrifice and for the opportunity of forgiveness and reconciliation. Please Lord have mercy. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Praise to you Lord Jesus zchrist, King of Endless Glory. Amen

May 23, 2019 at 08:33 AM

Good Morning Living Faith Family.

Dear Jesus, hear our prayers for our Living Faith Family.

Amen

May 23, 2019 at 06:58 AM

Amen.

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