In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!

My Daily Prayers and Readings for 4/28/2011

< >< My Prayer >< >

Well humbly I walk, fight selfishness and pride each step of the way; dying to myself to be closer to You. Hoping You will help keep my eyes on my feet as You guide my steps, and not where I my think I want to go. Trusting in You knowledge and wisdom, and finding the energy to always be ready and to act; abandoned to Christ Jesus!

Abba Father in the name of Christ Jesus who lives within me through the Holy Spirit I pray that You create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me, for my one walk in and with Jesus today. Asking that You bless me and mine in fulfillment of Your will and keep us from evil and pain; and if we get nothing else done this day, let us spend it loving You and others as You love us. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

< >< My Utmost for His Highest >< >

WHAT YOU WILL GET

“Thy life will I give thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.” Jeremiah 45:5

This is the unshakable secret of the Lord to those who trust Him – “I will give thee thy life.” What more does a man want than his life? It is the essential thing. “Thy life for a prey” means that wherever you may go, even if it is into hell, you will come out with your life, nothing can harm it. So many of us are caught up in the shows of things, not in the way of property and possessions, but of blessings. All these have to go; but there is something grander that never can go – the life that is “hid with Christ in God.”

Are you prepared to let God take you into union with Himself, and pay no more attention to what you call the great things? Are you prepared to abandon entirely and let go? The test of abandonment is in refusing to say – “Well, what about this?” Beware of suppositions. Immediately you allow – What about this? – it means you have not abandoned, you do not really trust God. Immediately you do abandon, you think no more about what God is going to do. Abandon means to refuse yourself the luxury of asking any questions. If you abandon entirely to God, He says at once, “Thy life will I give thee for a prey.” The reason people are tired of life is because God has not given them anything, they have not got their life as a prey. The way to get out of that state is to abandon to God. When you do get through to abandonment to God, you will be the most surprised and delighted creature on earth; God has got you absolutely and has given you your life. If you are not there, it is either because of disobedience or a refusal to be simple enough.

< >< Today in the Word Devotion >< >

Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. Luke 23:34

Scripture commands: “Walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” (Eph. 5:2). How can we imitate the incredible love of Christ? By loving one another. Jesus said: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35). Later the apostle John reflected: “If we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us” (1 John 4:12).

< >< Today’s Mass Readings >< >

Acts 3:11-26
Psalm 8:2, 5-9
Luke 24:35-48

< >< Today’s Video Reflection >< >

I see in my neighbor the Person of Jesus Christ. — St. Gerard Majella

< >< Today in the Word >< >

At the Cross: The Gospel of Jesus ChristListen now

Stuart Briscoe talks to us about the human condition and how that relates to the Gospel – Program Notes & Quotes

< >< Online Sources for Devotion Scripture References & Daily Mass Readings >< >

Link to Devotion Scriptures unless noted from New International Version BibleGateway.com

Links for today’s readings from USCCB using the New American Bible or

Links for today’s readings from EWTN using the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

For audio link to today’s readings from USCCB using the New American Bible click:

http://ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/11_04_28.mp3

For link to today’s video Reflection http://www.usccb.org/video/reflections.shtml

< >< Bible Online >< >

BibleGateway.com

just1word.com

YouVersion.com

< >< Other sources of inspiration on God’s Word >< >

Christianity – Faith in God and Jesus Christ

EWTN

Light Source – Christian Video Broadcasts and Ministry Television Online

Moody Ministries – From the Word to Life

Moody Radio Online

Sermon Index

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Today in the Word

Today in the Word Devotional

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