40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD. Day 9

DAY 9

Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe

DAILY CHALLENGE: Get a quiet time and reflect over your life.

DAILY THEME: Rediscover the Word of God.

THINK ABOUT THIS: It is possible to go to church every Sunday, yet you have lost contact with the Word of God. How many times have you been carried away by the cloth you are wearing, or by what others are putting on?

How many times did you come late to church? How many times in recent time have you opened your bible to read at your private time, even in your office or school? If you have failed in any part of these, then you have lost the Word of God. Tear your heart before God and beg him to bring you back to him.

Read your bible and kneel down in prayer.

Bible Reading – 2 Chronicles 34:8-21

Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land, and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the Lord his God.

And when they came to Hilkiah the high priest, they delivered the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites that kept the doors had gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin; and they returned to Jerusalem.

And they put it in the hand of the workmen that had the oversight of the house of the Lord, and they gave it to the workmen that wrought in the house of the Lord, to repair and amend the house: Even to the artificers and builders gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to floor the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.

And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it forward; and other of the Levites, all that could skill of instruments of musick.
Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and were overseers of all that wrought the work in any manner of service: and of the Levites there were scribes, and officers, and porters.

And when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found a book of the law of the Lord given by Moses. And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord. And Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan.

And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and brought the king word back again, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they do it.
And they have gathered together the money that was found in the house of the Lord, and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers, and to the hand of the workmen.

Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.

And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes. And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king’s, saying,

Go, enquire of the Lord for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found: for great is the wrath of the Lord that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord, to do after all that is written in this book.

PRAY WITH ME

Lord, for many times, I have wandered away from you. I have failed severally to read your Word and make it part of me. Now that I have rediscovered myself, help me to rediscover you. May I know you more and the power that raised Christ from the dead. Restore my immunity as a child of God, and let your power and miracle manifest in my life. Let your Holy Spirit accompany me to make this journey faithfully to the end, so that it may bear fruit in my life. Amen.

(Say this prayer as many times as you can, today)

Our Father…….
Hail Mary…….
Glory Be……
>>Psalm 23:6 (3X)
>>Psalm 118:17 (3X)

TOMORROW’S CHALLENGE: Get your personal bible as part of your daily luggage. Read and believe in it.

***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****

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