“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
The above words from Colossians are a great way to begin any day. Prayerful, watchful and thankful. Commit yourself to being in continuous prayer throughout the day. Commit to stay alert, awake and watch for what God might have in store for you. Commit to remain thankful, regardless of what might come your way.
May this be your focus today and always; prayerful, watchful and thankful! Together let’s see what God can do!
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your Father in heaven.”
So here we are…in the midst of the season we call Lent; the time in which we strive to connect to God and God’s desires. A time in which we turn away from doing the same things over and over and instead seek to be God’s goodness in the world.
Take time to listen to the following song; “Heaven on Earth” by Stars Go Dim. Not only is it so upbeat that I dance in my chair, but the words really fit this time of repentance. Asking God to take our life and set us on fire for the good news, until ultimately, we shine. We shine for Jesus! What will you let God do in your life?
This is my song for Lent this year!
“And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more
with knowledge and full insight.”
We have now commenced our season of Lent. For some this means taking on something new in order to further develop a faith life. For others it means giving something up. I remember hearing many years ago a man state “I’m giving up my New Year’s resolution for Lent.” While a bit humorous, the act of giving something up for Lent is not meant to be easy. The giving up or adding to life is meant for the purpose of building spiritual practices in daily life. These practices do not need to be intense or time consuming. Instead, thoughtful and intentional.
Draw close to God, creation and others as you seek God in the days.
“Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin.”
Christians will begin the season of Lent on Wednesday. We begin with Ash Wednesday; a day in which we remember and acknowledge our mortality and our sin. While the past 11 months have been filled with moments that reminded us of our mortality, we must also be mindful of our need to turn back to God. Life is filled with many difficult moments, but if we do not take the opportunity in such moments to get back on track, back to center, focus on what is important…then have we learned anything?
May the season of Lent that we are about to embark upon, be filled with many moments to reconnect and turn back to God. Take time these 40 days to develop spiritual practices that will enhance your faith life.