40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD.
Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe
DAILY CHALLENGE: Charity – Promise God to be better
DAILY THEME: What is your new name?
THINK ABOUT THIS: If the Lord changes your name, it implies he is developing a new story of you; a story that will surprise the world. No longer will Israel be called “The Forsaken City”, but by the new name, “The City of God’s Delight”. It is a name directly from the mouth of God. He changed Abram’s name to Abraham, Sarai’s name to Sarah, Jacob’s name to Israel and the rest. God will surely give you your new name, he will think out the name and call you by Himself. It will be a turning point in your history. I therefore challenge you in your prayers today, to ask God to tell you your new name. He might not change your old name, but will make your old name to be called in a new way.
Bible Reading – Isaiah 62:1-12
And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, And her salvation as a lamp that burns. The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory.
You shall be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the LORD will name. You shall also be a crown of glory In the hand of the LORD, And a royal diadem In the hand of your God. You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, Nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; But you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; For the LORD delights in you, And your land shall be married. For as a young man marries a virgin, So shall your sons marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you. I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent, And give Him no rest till He establishes And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. The LORD has sworn by His right hand And by the arm of His strength: “Surely I will no longer give your grain As food for your enemies; And the sons of the foreigner shall not drink your new wine, For which you have labored. But those who have gathered it shall eat it, And praise the LORD; Those who have brought it together shall drink it in My holy courts.” Go through,
Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the highway! Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples! Indeed the LORD has proclaimed
To the end of the world: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Surely your salvation is coming; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.’” And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the LORD; And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.
PRAY WITH ME
Lord, I have come to you in my worthlessness that you may change my name. Give me a new life better than my old. Heal my family root. Heal my disappointments. Make me special. Let the world know my new name, and let my life be a testimony of your power to save. 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: Book a novena mass
***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****