“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Isa 43:18-19
How does the new era we all desire remain evergreen in our pilgrim’s journey? How does this season upliftment we pray for stay on? This dawn cannot be gotten to be lost quickly.
A song writer aptly writes: “Jesus is coming very soon,
So hold fast all that you have,
Do not allow anybody
To take your own crown from thee”
Guarding with all diligence Prov. 4:23-24: The guarding of our lives diligently is definitely a step in preserving this dawn. The issues of life is set to take centre stage as we continue life’s journey. But one thing is sure, relying on the Lord for guidance is a sure banker to go through.
Remember Not: Giving no thought to the past attainment is one way of walking in this dawn. Every past achievement and success height should go with yesterday. We must endeavour to seek for newer levels of relationship with the Father of Light. Phil 3:8.
Maintaining the altar: The walk of a believer must be that circumspect of the Truth and jealously guarding the altar. The altar is where a Christian draws strength. It is where sacrifices are offered, petitions rendered and hearts poured out. Our communication with God is vital. Walking in this Dawn cannot be completed in loneliness. Rather this dawn is experienced with eh full complement of the Father. Fellowshipping with the father continually cannot be diluted.
One more Note!
The Lent, What’s the Length?
It is officially six weeks to Easter. Last Wednesday, the countdown began with the Ash Wednesday observed by Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist and Orthodox Churches.
The lent season, approximately forty days, is set aside to remain chaste, denying oneself of pleasures. It is believed this period should be the holiest of all seasons as Christians.
But there is something synonymous with forty days in the bible. Moses spent forty days with God on Mount Sinai(Ex. 24:18), Elijah spent forty days and nights walking to Mount Horeb (1Kings 19:8), Noah spent forty days and nights with his family in the ark while the rain lasted (Gen 7:4),Jesus fasted for forty days (Matt.4:1-2).
Indeed, forty has a lot mentions in the Holy Scriptures… So the countdown to Easter has begun for Christians. Easter is a season we remember the death and resurrection of our Saviour. “And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.” 1Cor 15:14.
Thank Jesus! He rose from the grave-the source of my faith… As the lent season continues, I believe the length should not only be for forty days. Christians should indeed live soberly daily forgoing wordly pleasures for the sake of Christ’s atonement.
The atonement he made on our behalf is ultimate (Rms 5:1-5) We should not afford to drag his name to the cross.