The season of Lent provides an incredible opportunity to reflect on our relationship with God and to prioritize time spent in prayer and reading the Bible. As you seek to draw nearer to God through these daily reminders, I want to encourage you with these words from Romans 12, verses one and two, from the Message translation.
12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
As important as it is to spend time in prayer and in reading your Bible, I hope that this Lenten season you’ll open your eyes to seeing God’s presence in new ways. That you might treasure the moments where you experience God’s presence in the warmth of a sunny day or in the laughter of a child. During this season, keep your eyes, ears and hearts open to the many ways that God may be looking to spend time with you in your everyday, ordinary life.
Sean Meade, Director of Youth and Families
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