Day 16 – The Awakening
Coming to his senses he thought, "How many of my father's hired workers have more than enough food to eat, but here am I, dying from hunger."
As the Son of God, Jesus often withdrew from His public activities as well as the people He ministered to, in order to be alone with His Father. Spending time with His Father was never a secondary priority to Jesus.
In silence and solitude, not only can we examine and rediscover ourselves, but we can also know God better which helps us better listen to the Father’s voice.
Jesus drew strength and courage from His Father. Through this direct connection with His Father, He made the right choices in life which allowed Him to be laser sharp in His mission.
During this Lent, let us cultivate a prayer life that is life-giving. Enter into our own heart daily to meet Abba Father in solitude. Jesus reminded the people in His time to stop turning His Father's house into a marketplace (John 2:13-25). In the same way, Jesus also reminds us, being temples of the Holy Spirit, we should discipline ourselves in order to cleanse our own temples. Through Jesus' resurrection, we are to become a new temple through which God appears and His glory shines. Would you also keep the temple of your body in order and clean to create a dwelling place for Abba Father in your heart?
Do you desire to encounter God in silence, to pray to Him and to draw strength from Him?
Would you rather wander aimlessly in life, or to find peace and strength in God through which you will become who you are meant to be?
I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen!
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
If you find this reflection helpful and have not registered to receive our daily email, we invite you to sign up here. If you have a Facebook account and would like to share your thoughts there, we invite you to join this Facebook group .
This pandemic brings our hurried life almost to a standstill. To view it positively, we are having more time with our family and with God. Thank God that in times when the whole world plunges into such a turmoil, He awakens me to stay close to Him, to draw strength from Him in order to face this challenge of a lifetime. Without our Heavenly Father , I would have been crushed and wandered farther and farther away. May our good Lord give me wisdom to be vigilant with all life’s distractions and that my gaze will.be always on Him!
I desire to encounter God in silence to pray to Him and to draw strength from Him.
Lord, please help me to find peace and strength in You. Amen.