Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count).
Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. During some Ash Wednesday services, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers.
Not all Christian churches observe Ash Wednesday or Lent. They are mostly observed by the Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and Anglican denominations, and also by Roman Catholics. Eastern Orthodox churches observe Lent or Great Lent, during the 6 weeks or 40 days preceding Palm Sunday with fasting continuing during the Holy Week of Orthodox Easter. Lent for Eastern Orthodox churches begins on Monday (called Clean Monday) and Ash Wednesday is not observed.
The Bible does not mention Ash Wednesday or the custom of Lent, HOWEVER, the practice of repentance and mourning in ashes is found in 2 Samuel 13:19; Esther 4:1; Job 2:8; Daniel 9:3; and Matthew 11:21.
One way to defeat the enemy (ies) is to keep your mouth shut. The enemy don’t know what you are thinking only what you say. When you give away your defensive position by opening your mouth, then you set your own self up for defeat. Be slow to speak, slow to wrath and quick to listen. Everything does not merit a response! Silence truly is Golden!
Serving Jesus without passion is like having a gun with no bullets. Having a car without the keys……. Lord please increase my passion in serving you. #TeamJesus…..I refuse to let people’s opinions distract my focus…everybody can’t see what I see when I see it, so I’ve learned to accept their vision is not mines……can someone pass me my glasses!”…”…
you can’t afford roadblocks setup by those who you love, you admire, you appreciate and you respect, therefore creating some needed space between you and them is vital for your success and your purpose……..can someone put the “do not disturb” sign on the door?”
I refuse to let people’s opinions distract my focus…everybody can’t see what I see when I see it, so I’ve learned to accept their vision is not mines……
Look at your life today and say…I GOT THIS! If it’s a comeback…say I CAN! If you need to refocus…say..I WILL! If you need to run away from something or someone…lace up those running shoes on, and this time really GET AWAY AND MOVE ON!
Get grounded…stay centered…remain focused on your calling, and excited about your own life!
What progress have you made toward your own goals today? Look yourself square in the eyes and say…I GOT THIS! You deserve only the best…MAKE IT HAPPEN!!
I am on FIRE to live
I am on FIRE to be made whole
I am on FIRE to be stress free
I am on FIRE to live for God
I am on FIRE to be restored
I am on FIRE to be more faithful
I am on FIRE to be more prepared
I am on FIRE to be reconciled with my family
I am on FIRE to be an example for Christ
I am on FIRE to be obedient
I am on FIRE to live right
I am on FIRE to do right
I am on FIRE to love
I am on FIRE to laugh
I am on FIRE to be a better mother
I am on FIRE to be a better sister
I am on FIRE to be a better friend
I am on FIRE to be a better person
I am on Fire to war in the spirit
I am on FIRE to make peace
I am on FIRE to begin again
I am on FIRE to become and maintain a BETTER ME
I am on Fire because I am called and set apart in Christ Jesus!
Every power attacking my blessing day and night, vanish, in the name of Jesus….. Oh God arise and give me the anointing of the winners, in the name of Jesus.
Every hidden curse of evil pattern, riding upon the horses of my destiny, I pull you down by fire, in the name of Jesus. Every re-arrangement of my destiny through the curse of evil pattern, be reversed by fire, in the name of Jesus.
I will always start my day with beginning to follow divine pattern for my life from today, in the name of Jesus…… Every evil pattern of slavery in my family die, by fire in the name of Jesus.
I refuse to work like an elephant and eat like an ant, in the name of Jesus…….. Oh Lord, let all my problems become my promotions in the name of Jesus.
Every pattern of laziness and slavery in my foundation, break, in the name of Jesus…… Any evil pattern of laziness sponsoring fear and wastage in my life, break, in the name of Jesus.
My life, refuse to co-operate with the spirit of laziness, doubt, fear, lack, disobedience and anything else that DOES NOT line up with you in the name of Jesus.
I break free and lose myself from the grip and control of family idol spirit in the name of Jesus……My children will be SAVED and Every problem in their lives promoted by idol worship, ( things, rituals, traditions ) die in the name of Jesus
Oh Lord, deliver me from every evil pattern, emanating from evil family idol, in the name of Jesus….. Every arrow of mental disorder, fired into my family, go back to your sender, in the name of Jesus.
Every evil computer system against my life in the demonic world, shatter to pieces, in the name of Jesus….. Any evil pot cooking my destiny, break by fire, in the name of Jesus. Evil pattern of horrible dreams in my life, break by fire, in the name of Jesus.
Let every evil pattern of satanic discipline in my life be terminated, in the name of Jesus and I thank you for HEARING me Lord!