Thought for today:
All too often, Lent becomes like most mid-January letdowns. We begin with big plans and drastic promises, convinced that this time is going to be different than every previous attempt to improve ourselves. But what if we let our failures turn our hearts back to God? What if our broken promises and our backpedaling, instead of burying us, could point us to our need for a Savior? After all, Lent is less about our strength and more about God’s unrelenting faithfulness to us in the midst of our brokenness.
Action for today:
Call to mind one way that you’ve fallen short this Lent, and offer this up to God in prayer. Recognize your inability to fix yourself and call out to the God who comes to heal and restore.
Prayer for today:
Jesus, I wish I could offer you a list of my accomplishments. But You know me too well, and You know that I fall short every day. I surrender my shortcomings, my sins, and my inability to save myself. I need You. Thank you for the opportunities to love you and for the ways that even my failures point me back to you. Thank you for loving me unconditionally.
Quote for Today:
“Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it might leave me, but he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.” – 2 Corinthians 12: 8-9 (CLICK TO TWEET)
Be a Hero today – #ShareJesus:
Share with one person today how God has worked in your life, even through your own failures and shortcomings.
About the Author:
Brian Kissinger lives in the foothills of the Austrian Alps, where he serves as Director of Student Life for Franciscan University’s Study Abroad program. He has a passion for sharing the Gospel, and he emphasizes a message of hope in a culture that has lost its sense of purpose. Brian married the girl of his dreams, Courtney, in 2012, and they are the proud parents of Ellie, Francis, and another baby due in early May!
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