Lent 2019 – Day 2

By on 07/03/2019

God’s Invitation

Thursday 7th March

Come back to me with all your heart. (Joel 2:12)

Lent is a season when we are invited in a very personal way by God to come back to Him. I might say, “OK I will, but I just have a few more things to work at. I just need a bit more time in prayer, just need to get to reconciliation, just need to mow the lawn…”

How amazing is God’s invitation to us? God invites me to drop the defences that I hold up between myself and Him. He offers me a Lenten season, as a matter of fact for my whole lifetime, to show me that He loves me unconditionally, no matter what I have done or how much I think I have hidden from Him.

From the first day of Lent, God’s call is clear. Return to me with your whole heart.

Yet we spend so much time trying to think of how to return and what to say, how to begin the conversation. If only we understood that we don’t have to say anything. We only have to show up.

What keeps us from accepting the invitation to something deeper in our lives with God? We feel in our hearts there are things we should say first, “wait…but…if only,” and “if God really knew about me…”

It doesn’t matter. None of it matters.

All we have to do is say to our Lord, “I’m here. Where do I start? Yes, I want to be with you.” This is the first step towards Him.

This is the invitation of each day of Lent. Will you accept it today?

PRAYER: Lord, here I am. This is me in all my imperfections and I need you today. You are inviting me to come to you with all my heart and I take a step towards you confident that I don’t need to get anything ready. Amen.

Written by
Sandra Purcell: Responsible for assisting Bruce with his Ministry as well as research and resource development.


30 comments on “Lent 2019 – Day 2

  1. Thank you Bruce. Keeping it simply is the best way to get the point across to the people. Wording is everything, Knowledge is power, and know how is better than guess how is what I always say. Keep up the good work. GOD BLESS you and your ministry.

    1. Here I am to do your will Lord, help me in my weakness as I desire the most intimate relationship with you during this Lenten season and beyond. Amen!

  2. Amen..I pray for my loving spouse El for Father God to show favor and grant us custody of his son and keep us together being a family.Thank you Heavenly Father.In Jesus name.

  3. Thank you both Sandra and Bruce. Wonderful words and great reflection. Simple to do but we always still resist. I trust in God and intend to embrace Lent this season with all my heart. Thanks for your wonderful assistance in this endeavour.

  4. Yes here I am
    Although there is a pull to do other things
    The song came Lord I come to you
    Let my heart be changed by you ………
    By the power of your love

  5. Thank you Sandra, God bless you, Bruce, Rosemary and the team in all you needs, hopes and dreams.
    Amen

  6. Here I am Lord with all that I have and have not. I trust in God. Thank you Bruce, Sandra and all involved in the ministry.

  7. Thank you Lord, here I am with all that I have and have not. I trust in God. Thank you Bruce, Sandra and all involved in the ministry.

  8. Here I am Lord with all that I have and have not. I trust in God. Thank you Bruce, Sandra and all involved in the ministry.

  9. In this season of Lent, help me Lord to leave my procrastination behind and lead me to do what
    You want.

  10. Here I am Lord. Holy Jesus come to me.
    Thank you Bruce & Rosemary for your wonderful program for us. God Bless .
    Judy Mottee.o

  11. Thank you Sandra, Bruce & team may God Bless all your efforts and help you to reach the ends of the earth.
    Here am I Father, guide me to the places that I must go. Amen

  12. Thank you for the message that has meant everything to me. I am here God…please see me and know my heart.Amen.

  13. Wonderful message thank you “team”! How often do we wait for Jesus to come to us, when all we have to do is come back to Him with all our hearts!!

  14. thanks for your inspiration
    help need for family and work but I trust whatever happens is for the best

  15. Thankyou Bruce and Sandra for the nice wordings. I am trying this Lent to make it a good and memorable Lent. Please keep me in your prayers.
    Thankyou again Don

  16. Lord here am I, change my heart, form it according to your will. Thanks to the entire Team. Blessings.

  17. Thanks Bruce as usual very clear and straight forward message of encouragement. We pray that our Lord continue to walk with us during this lent season Amen

  18. Thank you Sandra for that beautiful reflection. Here I am Lord, sitting at your feet. Melt me, mold me and use me. Amen

  19. Lord help me during lent to realise i am not on my own with my problems. Becos i am weighed down with many problems i cannot pray like i used to . Please pray for me and mine .

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