“Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.” (Pr 4:13)

Today is the last Friday meditation for this Lent. Next week we will all spend the day at the foot of the cross contemplating the Crucifixion.

It would be wise to reflect upon that which will outlast Lent. After Easter you will return to life with a new insight, with a revised purpose for life, you will also return to doing, (or not) what-ever you fasted!  I know many people whose fast led to permanent changes in their lives. That is what it aims to do – change your perspective and your mind and your actions.  You need to proactively, decisively, intentionally, obediently and joyfully embrace that which God has transformed in you. 

Holy week is an intense week of transformation as we begin by acknowledging that Jesus is our Saviour and our King. That he through His life death and resurrection transforms the way that we live in the world and the way that we relate to God.  Today we need to pray for the courage to go the distance with Jesus. We know that there are parts of us that will flee, just as some disciples did. We all know that we will be like Thomas and say ” let us go and die with him” (John 11:16) but dessert him, we are so blessed that God will call us back and restore us even when we do.

This Holy Week just as Jesus prayed for his Disciples he prays for us; “Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” (Matthew 26:41)

My prayer for you is that through this series of meditations you have been encouraged in your interaction with God and that you have deepened your faith. My prayer is that, when you read scripture, you will never again just be one of the crowd, but that you will always, interact with Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit within you, that you may be guided and transformed by Jesus through scripture.

My prayer is that your prayer life will have been enhanced and become more interactive. Prayer is a difficult thing, you have to work really hard at listening, because God speaks; but so often it is hard to hear him.

Keep listening, keep seeking, keep searching! As you look to your future remember that you bring out of your storehouses both things old and new, ( see Matthew 13:52). As you leave the wilderness of Lent and enter Jerusalem for Holy week, “let go,” of what God has released you from and take up that which God has called you to.

Today you have a choice. You have faced temptations, you have resisted temptations, you have received instruction from Scripture. Now you must choose as every Saint has done before you – choose life?


What change are you embracing as transformation, in your life this Lent? What have you laid down for God to take up and use in the building of His kingdom. Only you can answer that!


Lord I give you my life, I give you my soul, I live for you alone. Fill me with your spirit that I may walk in your ways and live to your glory.

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