SOME LENTEN THOUGHTS…
Lent takes us to Easter, to the celebration and experience of the new life that Jesus won for us on the cross. But, what does that really mean to you - where are you in your life today? How is your journey going?
In Lent we acknowledge our brokenness, our sin, our mistakes - AND own up to the consequences! We can't blame God or others - just humbly open ourselves up to God and ask for forgiveness. That's HARD! When we acknowledge that, despite the image we try to project, we just might actually have had SOME responsibility for the messes our lives can get in. THAT'S the beginning of change, of repentance, and of new life.
So, this is where you and your story comes in... What brokenness has touched your life? If you're like most of us, you won't have to look too hard to find something - health, family, job, relationships, or something else in your personal life. Ask God to strip away the excuses, arrogance, fear and pride - and then ask him to give forgiveness and healing. I promise your journey will almost instantly change - and it may even get more difficult for a time as you are now bringing out in front of your journey those issues that need attention (instead of ignoring them or blaming others - including God).