May 6, 2020
Life in the Moment
Spirit, fill me with strength for the work at hand.
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then, completing their fasting and prayer, they laid hands on them and sent them off.
Acts 13:2-3
We went to a production of [i]Hamlet[/i] in which all the roles were played by only four actors. They slipped in and out of character with apparent ease, shifting vocal register, donning a pair of glasses or standing up a little straighter. It was fascinating. But it wasn't a miracle. The actors worked hard and practiced, practiced, practiced until the words, actions and life of the piece became, simply, their lives at the moment. Sometimes I can look at what I suspect God is calling me to and it seems impossible, beyond me. But the ancient wisdom of the Christian life tells me that with practice+--living his will in small ways, spiritual discipline and openness to the Spirit--the work for which he has called me can become, joyfully, simply my life in every moment.

- Amy Welborn

Comments

May 7, 2020 at 10:58 AM

Thank you Lord for 31 years of marriage and thank you for everything you have done for us. I am happy that i said Yes to your calling in marriage and leading me what you want me to do. All I am doing is your will.

May 6, 2020 at 09:06 PM

Amy,

Thank you so much for your insight!

And Amen to you, and all of our Living Faith family. :)

May 6, 2020 at 05:18 PM

Beautiful devotion
Thank you Amy.
I love your last words too.
I love a simple life.
Lord Jesus Give me patience with my husband and son.
I can’t waite to see them being born again in the Spirit.
You know the perfect time.
Our Lady
Pray for us

May 6, 2020 at 03:17 PM

Thank you Amy for your wonderful devotion.

Just as I was feeling overwhelmed yesterday, Amy wrote her inspiring devotion that spoke to me. I was feeling overwhelmed with so many things to do and not enough time, I broke down, cried a little and was saying to Jesus, "this is too much for me, I can't handle it, Lord".

I decided to take a break today to reflect, rest, recuperate and pray to Jesus and the Holy Spirit to give me the strength, patience and "maybe a little help with my many things", so that I can keep on going. I'm also praying that the Holy Spirit will help me take it one day and one thing at a time, "living his will in small ways".

I also liked Amy's last paragraph. I'm repeating part of it: "living his will in small ways, spiritual discipline and openness to the Spirit--the work for which he has called me can become, joyfully, simply my life in every moment."

God Bless our Living Faith Family and continued prayers for all.

May 6, 2020 at 02:06 PM

Thank you Amy for your words of wisdom.
Last might i prayed Marys Rosary and asked for her intercession during this uncertain time.
This morning i was blessed with money from Unemployment.
Thank you Mary! Alleluia Thanks be to God!

Tillie
May 6, 2020 at 03:20 PM

Bonnie, Mary's rosary is a very powerful and miraculous prayer. I pray it often.

May 6, 2020 at 11:38 AM

I really was touched by your last paragraph, Amy!

Oftentimes, I feel overwhelmed with thoughts that I'm not doing enough for in the way of my calling. And, at times trying to figure out what really is my calling.

So, I can keep practicing everyday by starting here at LF for inspiration, reading God's word and trusting the Holy Spirit to continue guiding my words, thoughts, steps and actions.

Continued blessings, prayers and love to all LF! Sandy

Patrick
May 6, 2020 at 01:16 PM

The promptings of the Holy Spirit are gentle and real. When I stopped rushing at things according to my timetable and waited on the Lord it all began to work out and fall into place. Every day is a new opportunity and I find LF is a good way to start.

Alice R.Luna
May 6, 2020 at 12:01 PM

Truly uplifting!

May 6, 2020 at 09:20 AM

Amen! Thank you Holy Father for this beautiful day and for this Gospel today. 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 Christ, King of Endless Glory. Amen

M
May 6, 2020 at 03:17 PM

Amen!Thank you, A sinner, for this prayer every weekday. I miss you on the weekends.

May 6, 2020 at 08:57 AM

I see my work to be the same:
* I am set apart for the work God has called me to do and prepared for me to do!
* To say and speak His Word, the Good News!
* The audience may be different at any given moment!

Where do I go? To whom do I speak? Go before me and lead me, Holy Spirit :-)

Lord Jesus!
* You did not come to condemn the world but to save the world. Whoever rejects You and does not accept Your Words has something to judge him: the Word that You spoke, it will condemn him on the last day, (John 12:47c-48)
* Whoever believes in You is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s One and only Son. (John 3:18)
* Very truly You tell us, whoever hears Your Word and believes Him Who sent You has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24)

Romans 10:9-13.......If I declare with my mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Him (Jesus) from the dead, I will be saved. For it is with my heart that I believe and am justified, and it is with my mouth that I profess my faith and am saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in Him (Jesus) will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on Him (Jesus), for, “Everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved."

Amen! Amen! Amen! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!

Jesus by Chris Tomlin
https://youtu.be/cEbQswNB6Wc

May 6, 2020 at 08:27 AM

Dear Jesus, I come to you a believer not only in you but as you have taught us in the one who sent you. I love you and the one who sent you. I promise to serve you and share your light with others who might be in darkness.

Please hear our prayers for all of the Living Faith Family and all of the front line workers who are in harms way. Keep them all safe and comfort them all the days of their lives. I also ask you to hear the prayers of those who are currently suffering the affects of COVID-19. May you come to their aid with your saving grace and help make them whole again, so they may also believe and walk in your ways.

Amen

May 6, 2020 at 07:53 AM

When thinks get a little hard to handle, I need to remember to ask the Holy Spirit for strength,Amen.

Del/tom
May 6, 2020 at 08:47 AM

there are times when i physically Shout Out. LORD PLEASE HELP ME.

May 6, 2020 at 07:13 AM

Amen, Amen!

GL1951
May 6, 2020 at 11:14 AM

I have been in your position. Shout out and I promise He will hear and help you.

May 6, 2020 at 05:54 AM

Well said! Today, choose JOY! Amen!

Salina
May 6, 2020 at 08:34 AM

Jesus!
Others!
You!

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