Lent 2022: Called by God, According to God's Purpose by Rev. Sandra Shands-Strong


 

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”


-Romans 8:28

 

March 4, 2022


Called by God, According to God's Purpose


During Lent and throughout the year, we may reflect on God’s love, call, and purpose through the sacrificial offering of Jesus Christ for the sin(s) of all people. This reflection offers various ways of viewing redemptive salvation, through the lens of our daily lives. This revelation, from God, allows for the divine to be viewed in the common acts of life, such as providing support for the ill, providing resources for the endangered, and providing God’s love for the lonely and lost.


The Apostle Paul was called by God for a purpose. Paul wrote to the Church at Rome, to Gentiles, and to all believers: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)


So, during this time of preparation, let us be strengthened, as we acknowledge our dependency on the Holy Spirit for guidance within our situational context, our personal context, and our spiritual context.


Prayer


Holy Father, cleanse our hearts, that we might be open to your will so that you might commune with us. In the name of Jesus, we pray, Amen


Rev. Dr. Sandra Shands-Strong

Pastor's Study

Church School

Ethel P. Hall Club

Bethel House of Hope Outreach

 

Lent 2022

We invite you to join us on a 40-day journey of prayer, financial sacrifice, physical activity, and spiritual connection.


Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you as we prepare for Resurrection join us as we are reminded, awakened to the great power of God within us, and connect to our role in building with God a world of justice.


Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.


 

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