• Lent Devotional – Day 29


    Counting our days

    Psalm 90: 1-2, 12
    Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. … So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.

    Every new morning should remind us the brevity of life and the need to express our gratefulness to God for blessing us with a new day. Every single breath that we take is because of His grace and mercy. Yet, we live every day as if there is no end to our days, piling on things for the coming days.

    Being thankful to people is often left for ‘a better time’. Forgiving people right then and there, is postponed for future. Extending a hand to help, is yet again left for a later period.

    In these days of Lent, we need to reconsider our lifestyles and organise ourselves. We need to live as if it were the last days of our lives. How would we want to spend the last days of our lives?

    Let each day of our lives be a witness that we are His children and demonstrate this by:

     Humbling ourselves and thanking the Lord for His unmatched grace and bountiful blessings that He has showered on us.
     Spreading His love around, being gentle with His creation, His people. Being caring and loving to the people and every living creature around us.
     Every little act needs to be reciprocated with gratitude. Thanking those who have done anything for us, be it big or small.
     Forgiving those who have wronged us. Let the heavy burden off our hearts. We need to experience the peace when we forgive, a peace that nothing else will give us.
     Investing in the lives of others by doing whatever we can.
     Casting all our worries and burdens on Him. Surrendering ourselves into His hands, for He will lead us through stormy waters.

    We need His strength and love to help us live such a life and carry out these little acts in all sincerity. A sincere and contrite heart is all that He expects from us.

    During this time, as we seek forgiveness and repent for our wrongdoings, pray that the Lord will instil in us a loving, caring, grateful and forgiving heart.

    Mrs. Sonia Daniel

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