Lent 2019 – Day 35

By on 09/04/2019

Am I worthy enough?

Tuesday 9th April

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (James 5:16)

Easter is just around the corner and I don’t know about you, but I feel Lent has gone so fast and I have not achieved all I wanted to achieve. I wanted to pray more. To read more. To learn about God more by doing some bible study. But the plans I had did not eventuate due to family commitments.

Did I think that as the weeks went on I would ‘feel’ holier? Be holier? Did you laugh at that? I did too!

My granddaughter reminded me how frail I was just the other day. I raised my voice at one of the grandchildren that was being disobedient and the other 4-year-old granddaughter in the room looked at me with a shocked face. She came over to me and seriously said, “Grammie, I thought you were giving up being angry for Lent.”

God used Aubrey, my beautiful Granddaughter, to speak a warning into my spirit. Are you watching that “anger” thing that comes out badly when you’re tired?

Oh dear, sorry Lord, I’ll keep trying.

Do you know that’s the attitude God wants us to have? Sorry, please forgive me. I’ll try again with your help. For we are not perfect and we “ALL fall short of the glory of God”. NONE of us are righteous!

It is Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross. The Son of God dying for our sins that has saved us. Has made us righteous. ALL because of His Sacrifice we are now in right- standing with Our God.

So, our prayers are now made righteous before Our God on His throne and are powerful and effective, for they come from a humble heart, an unworthy heart. A heart that realises we are frail and we rely upon Our God, Our Saviour for everything. I myself will never be worthy enough but with Jesus we are ALL made worthy.

PRAYER: Lord, here I am. This is me in all my imperfections and I need you today. Grant me your forgiveness for the times I stray from you and thank you for allowing me to start again being in right standing with you. I am frail but I know I need you, my Lord and saviour, because through your sacrifice I am made worthy. Amen.

Written by
Rosemary Downes: Co-founder of The Catholic Guy Ministry and founder of the Heart Ministry for Women


14 comments on “Lent 2019 – Day 35

  1. I really NEEDED this today.Or I should say. I need every day.Thank you so much.for sharing your heart .I know it’s helping us all to never give up and we are not alone.God Bless you and every person theese messages reach

  2. Thank you Rosemary. These were the exact thoughts, almost word for word, that were going through my head last night as I started a prayer I never fully finished (again). Your words spoke to me in such a personal way this morning. Thank you for being open to speaking the word of God straight to me.

  3. I UNDERSTANDE,TIME IS GOING FAST TILL JESUS COMES AGAIN…REMEMBER WE AREN’T WHERE WE EE,YET W HAVE A WYS TO GO,BE KIND TO ONE’S SELF WHEN REMINDED E AREN’T HOLY,BUT YET WE TRY AGAIN..AS WE ARE FORGIVEN AGAIN..AND AGAIN..BY OUR FATHER;THE LORD. I HAD WATCHED A PASTOR’S WIFE AND SHE TOLD OF HOW HOW SHE HAD TO STEP OVER THE FEAR THE DEIL HAD LAI BEFORE ER,I DID THAT THIS WEEKEND AS I NEED TO GO TO A DENALCLININC AS I AM LOSING MY TEETH AND I HAVE AGOROPHOBA ,I GOT MYSELF TOGETHER,SO I LOOKED NOT SO GOOD,BUT THAT ISN’T THE REASON I WLKED TO WHERE THE LINIC IS,GOOD THING I DID BECAUSE I GOT LOST AN IT TOOK A LONG TIME,BUT I FOUND THE CLINIC SO NOW I CAN GO WHEN MY APPT. IS..AND I WASN’T ANXIOUS ,ACTUALLY AT PEACE VEN W/ LOTS OF PEOPLE. SO,EVEN AS A REERAND,YOU CAN DO IT,GREAT YOU HAD A REMINDER IN YOUR GRANDAUGHTER,GOD ORKS THRU UNEXPECTED PEOPLE. AMEN.

  4. I too needed this today! I confessed a sin that I have been burdened with for close to 40 years! To know that God has forgiven me is such a heavy weight off my heart! Thanks to you and Bruce for sharing your faith with others.

  5. Thank you! I too needed to hear this message. Praise our God for another day to turn back to Him.
    God bless!

  6. I have been faithfully following the daily reflections n each day they resonate with some issues/thoughts within me.
    Like today, I know that when I fall, I can pick myself up again as Jesus is there to hold my hand and help me up.

    God bless

  7. Thank you for sharing. It takes a truly caring person to become so vulnerable and yet you do it for God and His word. Thank you again for a much needed message.

  8. Mrs. Rosemary,

    We are ALL so similar, yes, I laughed. My oldest daughter and I live together, and sometimes I feel like I am living under a microscopy. But, I like it, it helps me to stay pretty much on course. When I think about living together, I try to do as much as possible the right way, because I truly feel that I am leaving a legacy for her. My mom went home to be with Jesus in 2015 and it is hardly a day that goes by without me thinking of how she did or said something. It is a beautiful thing to be able to reflect on her, and this is something I desire to leave my children and grandchildren. Thank you for the beautiful lesson. And may God continue to bless you, you familya nd friends

  9. May God be our present help in our weakness. Amen!
    Thank you Rosemary. God bless you and yours. Amen!

  10. Thank you, this was a wonderful message to me this morning. I was feeling a little like time passing by and needed that reminder that “I once again can start anew”. What a heartfelt, uplifting message, knowing that our God is always there to give us another chance. Bless you and Bruce for the wonderful ministry that you share with the world.

  11. Thank you for today’s message. Lent is a time of deep reflection and I always feel as if I wish I could grow even closer to God than I actually do during Lent. It is an ongoing process that never ends.
    Thank you for sharing your testimony.

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