February 12, 2013 § 1 Comment
Hello, all! I hope that 2013 has been a blessing to you thus far. Personally, the past several months have been a wild ride for me; I moved from Oklahoma to Delaware in order to be closer to my girlfriend. While the changes in location and vocation have been difficult, the closeness of relationship has been more than worth it all. God remains truly faithful.
With the season of Lent arriving shortly, I will begin a third year of blogging devotions for the season. These posts will highlight the Lenten themes of repentance, prayer, and service. We will pick up where we left off last year in the Sermon on the Mount and continue to the end of the passage across the season.
I would encourage us, as we engage the season, to prayerfully consider how to observe this holy time of year. It may be by fasting, by giving up something that acts as a wedge between us and God. It may be by taking on something significant that sets apart the next few weeks as dedicated to God. It could be a bit of both. Pray, and ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you as to what you should do.
As a season, Lent should be somber, yet filled with hopeful expectation. We repent as we pick up our crosses and experience Christ’s death; we experience new life and joy as we celebrate his resurrection and redemption. This is a holy time of year. I’m excited that we will be sharing it.