Your 40

Our church is reading the Psalms for Lent. We started on February 14th, the first day of Lent (and also the day of love, Valentines Day.) We began with Psalm One and every day continued with the next Psalm. Sundays are devoted to prayer and our forty days of Lent takes us to Psalm 40.

40; the number of days of rain while Noah and his family huddled in the ark. (Genesis 7:12)

40; the number of days Moses communed with God on Mount Sinai. (Exodus 24:18)

40; the number of days Jesus fasted in the wilderness before tested by Satan. (Matthew 4:2)

The question for us is what will we do with our 40 days? What will you do with yours? Easter is coming, the day we remember the Christ who died for us. What are you doing with your 40?

 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach  until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. (Acts 1:1-3, NIV)

Prayer- Lord, give us insight into our forty days. Teach us, mold us, and change us for Christ. Don’t lest us waste them, ever. Amen.

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