40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD.
Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe
DAILY CHALLENGE: Pray for the life of the Spirit, Charity.
DAILY THEME: Blessings For you
THINK ABOUT THIS: Having come to this stage of this devotion, I’m sure you must have pleased the heavens through your persistence and steadfastness in the Lord. The Lord therefore demand only one thing from you, and that is obeying Him and keeping all his commandments.
If you obey God and avoid sin, God will surely set you high above your mates. He will decorate you and your family with many good things, but above all, he will fight for you. Though problems and enemies may attack you, but should they attack in one direction, they will surely scatter in seven directions. God will fill your storehouse with good things, he will establish you that the world will stand in awe of you.
Promise God to use those blessings to serve him and not to offend him.
Bible Reading – Deuteronomy 28:1-14
“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God: “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country. “Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. “Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
“The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. “The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you. “The LORD will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the LORD your God and walk in His ways. Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they shall be afraid of you. And the LORD will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you.
The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.
So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
PRAY WITH ME
Lord, you are the fountain of everything that is good. You are the consolation of the righteous. I look to you for blessings and favours upon my life. Open your doors of good things that my life may be enriched with blessings. Grant me victory over my enemies and show them a sign that you are by my side. 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: Help people – Do more charity.
***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****