Yesterday’s Passion Sunday, more popularly known as Palm Sunday, commemorated the beginning of week-long Filipino tradition of celebrating the Holy Week and Jesus’ final agonizing journey to the cross.
To live out our Lent fruitfully, I’ve created this Wholly Week Special series of posts. Why ‘wholly’? Because the daily posts that you’ll be reading starting today have an end goal of making you ‘whole’ once again by the end of the week.
Since it’s a Monday, and April has just started, I find it a perfect time to introduce to you my latest blog page – Pray. This post will mark the beginning of another category of my adventures. This is a new challenge for me as I’m new to writing spiritual posts, from my usual travel write-ups. But hopefully you’ll be with me, as He with us, and together we’ll trek this new path of adventure.
The opening chapter of the Bible begins with these words, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This summarizes the drama that was about to unfold. We learn from the text that the earth was formless, empty, and dark until God’s Spirit moved over and then God began to speak into existence His creation. The day by day account then follows from day 1 to day 7.
The Creation of Man – Genesis 1
On the 6th day of creation God made each of the beasts of the earth and the creeping things after their own kind. He made man in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26), and we find man is made differently than the animals.
Man as a Reflection of God
Since Genesis tells us that man is made in the image of God, then man reflects certain characteristics that belong to God. This means that the things that we create — tiny though they are in comparison — should be created in the same spirit as (Colossians 3:23–24) says:
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Today, dear readers and fellow adventurers, I’d like you to reflect on the passage above and ask yourself the following questions.
How are you doing in your life today? Do your actions still speak of God’s goodness to others? Are you using the best of your abilities to showcase your God’s given talents?
Hopefully this Monday as we begin our week, as we proceed to our offices, and start our day to day activities, we’ll not see work as a necessary drudgery to be undergone for the purpose of making money, but as a way of life in which the nature of man should find its proper exercise and delight and so fulfill itself to the glory of God. That it should, in fact, be thought of as a creative activity undertaken for the love of the work itself; and that man, made in God’s image, should make things, as God makes them, for the sake of doing well a thing that is well worth doing.
A blessed and fruitful Monday everyone!
This is part of my first ever Wholly Week Special series of posts, with the aim of making your holy week a more meaningful one and that by the end you’ll be once again ‘whole’. Feel free to read through them, be inspired, and inspire others. Have a blessed Lenten Season!
Wholly Week Special: ‘Man’day | Wholly Week Special: Choose-day | Wholly Week Special: Weeds-day | Wholly Week Special: ‘Tears’-day
Faith can move mountains, but PRAYER can move the Hands of GOD!
Hi Roj, love your post. May you be blessed more so you can bless others more.
Have a holy and blessed holy week.
Thanks for sharing your post 🙂
Thanks Robi! Have a blessed lenten season as well to you and your loved ones! 🙂
very well written…just like a little retreat. Thanks!
Thanks merlmd! Have a blessed week!
Hi Roj! The photos matched with the text were perfect. I like the last quote. It affirms that every good deed is worth doing.
Lent is a time for us to reflect on things we have done and we haven’t done, thank you for the reminder,
hope you can check out my post prayer- why do you pray?
Prayer is the basic element in making one’s faith grow. The greatest sacrifice of Jesus Christ is not on the cross, but it is in the garden of Gethsemane when He prayed and bled in every pore of His skin. The greatest suffering He ever had is to bear our sins upon His bearing.
What moved me was Colossians 3:23. I’ll gonna dedicate everything that I do to the Lord.
agree, our aim is to give glory to His name, best and hard way to do it, act according to His will. Yahweh bless.
GOD created everything on Earth and beyond.
As human, we have our HEARTS to feel the presence of HIS divine guidance and we have our MINDS to seek the TRUTH. Only HE knows when and how IT will end.
wonderful post. in everything that we do we have to do our best and offer it to the God.
Congratulations in your spiritual series posts. More inspiring posts to come!
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