But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:6

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-22-2012

 

But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:6

 

Joel 2:12-18, Psalm 51, 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2 & Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

 

We begin Lent with Ash Wednesday liturgies where the Church uses ashes as the ancient symbol of repentance (sackcloth and ashes). They also remind us of our mortality as you hear the words “remember that you are dust and dust you shall return” and thus bringing closer the day when we will stand before God and be judged. To prepare well for the day we die, we must die now to sin and rise to new life in Christ.

 

Being marked with ashes at the beginning of Lent indicates our recognition of the need for deeper conversion of our lives during this season of renewal as we live out the 40 days in hope to give more to prayer, fasting and charity. We are reminded today to seek out the LORD in all we do especially in prayer asking the LORD to guide you in faith, repentance and surrender to living a life led by His Word. Give up more than just candy or coffee but give in to God’s Only Son of Redemption to share and to proclaim.

 

The LORD asks us to all to go to an inner room and close the door to pray to Him in secret allowing you an opportunity to shut out any distractions and wondering thoughts about outside activities and thoroughly focus on the task at hand of praying to the Father alone. I know it’s hard to let go and let God be God when praying for we have countless thoughts and tasks on our minds but God asks us to shut that door and be still in His Presence during prayer.

 

I personally find early morning as my beginning prayer time as the moment I can find quiet to start my day in His Truth. As I live each day, I call out to the LORD in prayer often as I seek His Counsel to guide my every thought, action and deed. May this Lenten time bring you closer to God in ways you never imagined. May you give more to studying God’s Word, pray over everything you do and make a mends with anyone you hold a grudge against. “And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you.” Matthew 6:18

 

In the Holy Trinity we pray to close the door and listen to Your Word as our guide to live for faith, charity and love. We pray for “40 Days of Life” to close abortion clinics. We pray for the Emmaus Team in NJ. We pray for LIFE FM. We pray for all people. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

 

God Bless His Truth for America,

Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

Romans 8:28

Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

 

To behold His Salvation Eternally- 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2

 

Let us not judge what we see

As others come to be

Closer to God by prayer

Proclaiming the Good News we dare

 

As Ambassadors for Christ

God’s Children of delight

His Son’s Redeeming right

To be reconciled with Light

 

He was made sin to begin

Although sin did not know Him

To share the righteousness to win

To glorify the Father to comprehend

 

How we are to work together to see

The grace of God to Eternally be

Loved not in vain we must agree

To behold His Salvation Eternally

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins February 22, 2012 @ 4:58 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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