So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. 1Peter 5:6
It’s almost time my friends…lent is less than a week away so it’s time to start thinking about growing in holiness! Today I offer a few questions for all of us to think on and pray with in these next few days.
*What are the habits and behaviors I seem to “go back to” even though I try to avoid or change them.
*In times of stress or frustration, what do I turn to for consolation? Is it prayer or something else?
*If Jesus took human form and spent the day with me, what would he notice or encourage me to do differently?
*When I hear the word “Sacrifice” what comes to mind?
*On a scale of 1 to 10 how comfortable is my life and how important is comfort and convenience to me?
Lent isn’t meant to be a time of torture but giving up beach swimming for lent in Michigan isn’t really going to develop much holiness. As with all things, balance is key. Lent is a time for God to exalt you. The sacrifices we make are supposed to help us grow closer to God and that isn’t always easy work. The work of holiness can be really hard and it requires change and that often means being uncomfortable and inconvenienced, so as we ponder these questions let’s pray that the Father will help us discover the ways he’s inviting us to humble ourselves before him and be touched by the power of his mighty hand.
A Seed To Plant: Take these questions to prayer and jot down what he puts on your heart so we can take a look at them on Monday and form a lenten plan.
Blessings on your day!
2/22/2020 09:24:15 am
Good morning! After reading your article above, as well as your Scripture reflection, I knew I wanted to continue to hear from you. I felt very uplifted and am even looking forward to Lent with a kind of joyful anticipation. Thank you for sharing your incites!
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