There’s plenty of time to seek the Lord this season.
A Holy Experience has several really gentle, fruitful Lenten offerings: The Trail to the Tree, which we did last year, and this year’s offering: a dedicated place in your home to seek and offer forgiveness. I think it’s a lovely, concrete idea that will be food for us all around here.
We also received a (Caleb Voskamp) beautiful Cradle to the Cross wreath. We used it at Advent, and I’m excited to use it as a visual reminder for Lent.
What I don’t want to do, though, is weigh myself down with more burdens. More to-dos.
I sensed God calling me this year to give up my morning writing time– just for this season of Lent– in favor of prayer. My writing isn’t bad. On the contrary, I think it’s good for me. But prayer is better, and I think I will be more determined to find other time to write… while I don’t make other time to pray. I am eager and excited to begin this discipline today.
And when I fall down, and just.don’t.bother to turn on my alarm… I will pick myself up. Dust off my knees, and get down on them again.
Blessings to you this Lenten Season. If you’re willing, would you just drop a note in the comments to share what you are hoping for during this season?
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Thank you, thank you for linking to the wreath! I love it!
Thanks for writing, Annie. I love the wreath! I’m really excited about daily praying with Paul throughout Lent, even if it’ll mostly be by phone.
I too enjoyed the thoughts over at A Holy Experience…It may seem simple minded to fast from Facebook, but I’ve been feeling for a couple weeks (looking toward Lent) that it’s something I need to do. FB is a bit of an obsession(ie idol) for me. And so I hope that when I want to go there I will pray instead. And perhaps in that prayer time my eyes will be opened to other faults, not in a self-defeating way, but in a way that causes me to worship God – his goodness and how He loves me in spite of those things. A time of renewal.
Good for you for doing what He’s calling you to do. That IS a hard one, but I can’t help but think that He’ll meet your sacrifice with joy, giving you more than you could ever give Him. Blessings to you this Lent!