Living Lent – Day 13

Jeremiah 15: 10, 15-21

I am with you to save you and deliver you, says the Lord.

Living Lent we have been encouraged to spend quiet times with God.

Today we are asking the question “How honest are we in our relationship to God and how do we pray?”

Jeremiah was complaining to God, things had gone wrong and in his conversation (prayer) he voices his anger and discontent asking God “Why has this happened?”

The Lord replied to Jeremiah, “If you return, I will take you back and you will again be my prophet.”

Have you had those days, weeks, months and have been separated from God?

How did you converse with him have you told the Lord just how you have felt and have you asked for his help?

Read Jeremiah’s experience and follow it!

Summing up in a verse of a hymn in our hymn book:

Best of all is God is with us,
God will hold and never fail,
Keep that truth when storms are raging
God remains though faith is frail.

Ponder… How honest are you able to be in your relationship with God? Do you feel that you have to be polite in your prayers? Why, or why not?

Pray… FOR OUR COMMUNITY Pray for our church stewards. This is the group of people who arrive first and leave last each week, ensuring that we are all looked after, that the preachers are welcomed and that they have all they need, and that everything runs smoothly each Sunday. FOR THE WORLD Pray for all of those people who ‘arrive first and leave last’ – those who set up, clear away, and make sure events and venues run smoothly. Thank God that we all have different skills and gifts, and acknowledge the value of the jobs that stewards do.

Act… Say thank you to God for one of your meals today.