Lent day 2 reflection – 18 Feb 2021

by Donn D’souza

My dearest brothers and sisters in Christ,

What we are attempting to do is make one decision at a time, one decision a day for the next 40 days or more so that each decision weighs in to make us closer to Jesus. If we concentrate and open our lives to Jesus, one decisive decision at a time, I know that at the end of 40 days, we will be more united with Jesus than we have ever been.

We do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. – Romans 8:26

We realize that we are moved by the Holy Spirit to love Jesus, to know Jesus and to serve Jesus.

The Spirit of God utilizes us as his personal and holy temple in which to offer His prayers of intercession. When Jesus Christ cleansed the temple,

He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple – Mark 11:16

The Spirit of God will not allow you to use your body for your own convenience.

Jesus aggressively cast out everyone who bought and sold in the temple, and said,

My house shall be called a house of prayer – Mark 11:17

And so we must realise that Jesus is very possessive about us because our “body is the temple of the Holy Spirit”. Thus we must be careful to keep it pure and holy for Him.

How do we do this? We pray. And pray and pray. As we pray, our house becomes ready for God to dwell and he comes in his power and changes our lives.

Sit down with Jesus today, separate yourself from the world for a little while, switch off your mobile, turn off the television, and allow him to cast out everything that is worldly in you.

Practically, list out 5 things that trouble you the most. 5 things that distract you from Jesus. Could be work. Could be relationships. Could be sin in your body. Sin in your mind. Movies. Worldly entertainment. Now lay them at the feet of Jesus and tell him, in Jesus’ name I allow Jesus to cast out these distractions to the foot of the Cross.

As you make this prayer, experience the freedom of God and continue to give your heart to Jesus.

Have a blessed Jesus-filled day!

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