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Lenten devotionals: day 29

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I believe Jesus is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.

It is because Jesus completed the work of salvation that He can now sit at the right hand of God. He can claim this place of equality with God, as our high priest, the way in which we approach God.

tWho is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—uwho is at the right hand of God, vwho indeed is interceding for us.1 Romans 8:34.

Does this make us want to seek Him in higher places? Of course! In my quiet times, when I am away from temptation I can focus on Christ, seated with God, and know His love and strength to persevere in this race we call life.

His words and teaching and the inspiration of scripture encourages me to think lofty, to find love on a higher level. I can resolve to show kindness and mercy. I can live in joy and peace in a world of hatred and fear. I can dare to be generous, patient and kind-hearted, in a world of intolerance and greed.

Above all I can be faithful, gracious and in control of my desires, through the grace of my redeemer.

Lord, because I can look up and experience the love of God through your sacrifice, allow me to live a worthy life until such time you return in power to claim us for your own. May I seek to love more each day, to give more of myself to others and forgive any harm to myself and others. I honour you and proclaim your holy name.

Keep the faith.

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