40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD
Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe
DAILY CHALLENGE: Charity – Visit the altar to pray
DAILY THEME: The Water of Restoration
THINK ABOUT THIS: The altar represents the dwelling place of the Lord on earth. From there flows the water capable of making the Dead Sea pure and habitable, capable of making trees fruitful, and the leaves of the tree medicinal. In the midst of the chaotic state of humanity, only God is capable of restoring us. God can make the barren fruitful at the altar, he can make the sick well again no matter how long the sickness has lasted, he can free you from your bondages, and he can bring a total restoration unto your life today.
Go to the altar today, kneel down and call upon that water of restoration unto your life today.
Bible Reading – Ezekiel 47:1-12
Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side.
And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water came up to my ankles. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water came up to my knees. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; the water came up to my waist.
Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed. He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this? ” Then he brought me and returned me to the bank of the river. When I returned, there, along the bank of the river, were very many trees on one side and the other.
Then he said to me: “This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea. When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed. And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.
It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many. But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt. Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.”
PRAY WITH ME
Lord, I have come to you that the water that flows from your sanctuary may touch my life. I have come that I may never remain the same again. Heal that sickness in my life, heal that barrenness, bring a total restoration in my life and family. Let the world know that you are my God, and that you are all I have. Let your Holy Spirit accompany me on this journey to make it fruitful in my life.
(Say this prayer as many times as you can, today)
Psalm 23:6 (3X)
Psalm 118:17 (3X)
TOMORROW’S CHALLENGE: Promise God to be better
***If you are interested in this spiritual journey, please let me know. Ask questions, tell me your challenges through your comments and never give up should you miss any day. God bless you. ***
***You may decide to accompany this journey with shorter fast, or by avoiding bad habits. And then daily Rosary****