Tag: Lent

Adoration for Jesus

It isn’t all the time that we focus on self. Sometimes we must focus on God, his son and the Holy Spirit. We must look up to heaven and sing a new song to God. We must serenade the Triune God with words of adoration. God loves to hear from you that you love him as much as he also loves you.

Here’s my little way of serenading Jesus with words of adoration. Join me to adore Jesus with the following

Monday Adoration Declaration for Jesus

Big brother Jesus!

I adore you Jesus, the lion of the Tribe of Judah.
I admire your love for others, my big brother.
I love the way you look out for me and watch over me
I love your strong arms of protection you wrap around me
I love your big shoulders upon which I lean on to cry
You have a heart of gold filled with compassion for the lost.
You have penetrating eyes that search out every intention of the heart.

Thank you for being so compassionate and understanding
Thank you for gentle rebuke when I am being naughty
Thank you for your never ending love that you shower over me
Thank you for always being present to wipe away my tears
Thank you for imparting knowledge of the father into me at all times
Thank you for being such a good though tough example to follow
Big brother Jesus, you are my hero
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The Forgiving God

Heavenly Father you are forgiving,
You do not forsake nor do you cast away in our weaknesses,
You do not condemn in our lowliest state,
Neither do shun nor disown us, not in our darkest moment at the least,
You do not turn us over to the enemy
Neither do you make us a prey for the devils. Continue reading “The Forgiving God”

Develop a Prayerful Lifestyle.

A prayerful lifestyle is not exactly easy to develop as a new Christian. Not especially in this busy world and not with its four W’s and H process to abide by – Who to pray to, What to pray about, Where to pray, When to pray, How to pray, and Why pray at all? it might get confusing, mundane and difficult to carry out on a daily basis. Continue reading “Develop a Prayerful Lifestyle.”

Confess the Word When Struggling To Admit Personal Wrongdoings

Not admitting personal wrongdoings is an act the world is accustomed to and you will be forgiven to think that such behaviour does not exist among Christians. Unfortunately, Christians do struggle with this unethical behaviour too. It started from the beginning when Adam blamed Eve for giving him the forbidden fruit to eat and Eve, in turn, blamed the crafty serpent for playing a trick on her (Genesis 1: 12-13). The truth is, despite having accepted Christ as personal Lord and saviour, Christians still struggle with the flesh until the mind is completely renewed and life is transformed in Christ Jesus (Romans 12:2). Continue reading “Confess the Word When Struggling To Admit Personal Wrongdoings”

Say a Prayer of Repentance on Ash Wednesday

Repentance is not for sinners only, it is for new Christians, mature Christians and everybody who is capable and willing to admit personal wrongdoings (James 5:15, Ephesians 5:11), accept own responsibilities (Romans 14:10) and make peace with God and man. Though we live in a world where people hardly admit wrongdoings, this is not the Christian way of living life in abundance. The Christian lifestyle would be to realise personal mistakes, admit wrongdoings, repent and refrain from repeating the same mistakes again. In the history of Christianity, Ash Wednesday has been consecrated for such an act of repentance. Continue reading “Say a Prayer of Repentance on Ash Wednesday”

Declare God’s Presence Into Your Life

The Lord Jesus Christ is Emmanuel. God with us. Whatever you are going through, God is with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. He will not leave you comfortless (John 14:20). His hands are not too short to save and his ears are not dull to hear your heart cry (Isaiah 59:1).

Conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of man for the main purpose to save the children of God from their sins (Mathew 1:21) and to set free from slavery (Romans 6:18). He came to the world, not for his own selfishness but he selflessly gave up his throne in heaven just to be with you on earth (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14), to show you the way to the father’s heart (John 14:6) and to redeem you from the world of slavery (Deuteronomy 15:15). Continue reading “Declare God’s Presence Into Your Life”

Declare God’s Peace Over Your Life

Is your world rocking with the storms of life? there is #peace in God. He sent his peace to Gideon through his angel, he sent the children of Israel his peace through Gideon. He sent his peace to Jesus through his ministering angels in the wilderness after the temptations of the devil. He calmed the storm of the sea through his son Jesus before his disciples. Continue reading “Declare God’s Peace Over Your Life”

Are You Observing Lent? Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) About Lent Answered

Lent starts today. Are you observing lent? What is lent? What is the purpose of lent? How long is Lent? Should Christians observe lent? and how should Christians observe lent?

What is Lent?

Lent is the period of forty(40) days, about six weeks of fasting and praying for Christians. It has been linked to the accounts of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, in commemoration of the period of fasting of Jesus Christ in the wilderness before his temptation and the beginning of his ministry. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and it ends on Easter Sunday.

It is a season where many Christians deny the flesh, give up food and water, with the hope to connect with God through prayers, repentance of sins, atonement and giving of alms. Not all denominations participate but the Anglican, Roman Catholic, Calvinist, Lutheran, Methodist, Orthodox, Anabaptist and some Evangelicals participate in the season.

What is the purpose of Lent?

Its main purpose is to deny the flesh of its luxuries in participating in the suffering of Christ which leads to the death, the burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ accounted for in the New Testament of the Bible. Christs’ suffering started on the night he was arrested, beaten and tortured before his crucifixion and his death on Good Friday. All of these leads to a joyful celebration of Easter Sunday.

Is Lent compulsory for all Christians?

Lent is not compulsory for all Christians. In fact, it is not mentioned in the Bible but it is linked to the Bible verse instructing Christians on how to fast and pray(Mathew 6:16-18). Many Christians who observe lent participate in a traditional culture established by the church at Rome during the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325, when Emperor Constantine officially recognized church as the Roman Empire’s state religion.

What is the duration of Lent?

Lent is for a period of forty days.

What Should a Christian give up for Lent?

Many Christians give up food and water during the day and they break their fast usually in the evening.

What should I do during Lent?

During Lent, many Christians fast and pray. Some Christians commit to reading the whole Bible during this period. Other Christians commit to reading a devotional to help them get closer to God. Some denominations use The stations of the Cross devotional, Many Roman Catholic and some Protestant churches remove flowers from their altars, while crucifixes, religious statues, and other elaborate religious symbols are often veiled in violet fabrics in solemn observance of the event. Throughout Christendom, some adherents mark the season with the traditional abstention from the consumption of meat, most notably among Roman Catholics – Wikipedia.

Christians who observe lent must not do it as a religious exercise but as a way to build a closer relationship with God. It must be done with humility before God and in sincereness of heart. Lent should be a time to humble the heart, purify the heart and the mind from its lustful desires. It must be a time to reflect, repent and pray to God in preparation for a lifestyle of holiness.

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