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Lent 2024: Using Your Decision Wisely by Pius Bola Akinola


“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

 James 1:5 (NIV)


February 26, 2024

Using Your Decision

It is quite intriguing that the word “decision” occurs 288 times in the Basic English Bible. I found it very fascinating how many decisions we contemplate. We decide where we live, work, play, study, raise children, educate, who we date, what we eat, where to worship, who to vote for, where to retire, where to be buried... Throughout life, making sound decisions is critical to our existence.

Research on the web shows that decision-making includes making a judgment about an attitude or action. Decisions are an act of the will; influenced by the mind, the emotions, or both. The decisions we make reflect the desires of our hearts (Psalm 119:30). Therefore, a key consideration is “Do I choose to please myself OR to please the Lord?” Joshua set the standard: “If serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15; cf. Romans 12:2).

“He Decided to Die,” by Rev. James Cleveland, says it all: “He would not come down from the cross to save himself. He decided to die to save me,” the ultimate decision to stay on the cross and die for me and you. What an incredible sacrifice!

                                              Trustee Pius Bola Akinola

Finance Officer & Trustee

United Voices


Prayer: Thank you, Jesus, for staying on the Cross though You had the power to walk away, fly away, or even lift into the clouds. Your presence and death on the Cross cleansed our sins; making a huge difference for mankind. Amen


Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.

Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.

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




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