Tuesday, March 04, 2014
I need Lent this year.
There has been a lot of complaining. (You probably have not heard it but it's there).
There has been stewing over situations and letting frustrations fester.
There has been the trying-to-do-all-the-stuff to the point that none of the stuff gets done.
40 days. I need this season. A season that isn't talked about much in the circles that I generally run in, but one that I want to learn more about and benefit from. I do not, under any circumstances, profess to be an expert on Lent. But a season of reflection in the 40 days until Easter, to think about the sacrifice that Jesus faced on the cross for me and the victory that He won. And to think about why he made that sacrifice.
Me. My sin. My shame.
Time to reflect on what he has done for me when I was so underserving.
Resources / books that I'm gathering:
Lent Journal from Naptime Diaries
Journey to the Cross Devotional from The Gospel Coalition
Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliott