Lent Day 16: Open our hearts to share Your compassion, love, and generosity with those around us.

Rev Michael Anokye: LENT REFLECTION – 29 FEBRUARY 



“Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle” – Psalms 103:1-5. Whole Psalm HERE

Dear God, I am grateful for your blessings. Please help me share them with those in need. Amen.

READING: Luke 6:38: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Whole chapter HERE


Sometimes, we may choose not to share the blessings, grace, and kindness God has bestowed upon us. However, the blessings we receive from God are directly linked to our willingness to bless others. How we treat, support, forgive, or judge others determines how God will forgive, judge, and bless us.

Jesus taught us that everything we have is a gift from God, and we are responsible for utilizing these benefits in every aspect of our lives. We must share some of these blessings with others, and in doing so, we receive even more from God. This is the principle of sowing and reaping, as mentioned in Galatians 6:7. If we sow good deeds and blessings, we will reap a good measure pressed down and overflowing with God’s fullness.


Dear Father God, I ask for forgiveness for not sharing Your goodness in my life with others. Please help me to open my heart and share Your compassion, love, and generosity with those around me. I am grateful for all that You have given me, and I pray that You will continue to guide me. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.


Please remember the following text: “Hebrews 13:16: ‘And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.’”

As we observe the Lenten season, we encourage you to consider donating to the gift aid programme at the Olive Tree Church.

Proverbs 19:17 teaches that whoever shows kindness to the poor is lending to the Lord, and they will be rewarded for their good deeds.

A reflection from our Lockdown Choir reminding us that the Cross is in our heart; even through the darkest days!

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