What’s the first thing on your mind in the morning? Chances are it might have something to do with your phone. I just read a study that said the average person now spends more time in the morning checking their phone (email, Facebook, etc.) than they do eating breakfast or taking care of their appearance.
I want to say to that my first thought every day is God, but often it’s my phone or coffee or something else. Lent is a time for us to ask God to continue to increase our desire for Him.
Ultimate. I love that word. By it’s definition it means there can be only one thing. What’s ultimate in your life? If it’s not Jesus, we are challenged to surrender that one thing to Him so we can make Him our ultimate.
In today’s video, Mary Bielski (@MaryBielski) examines the odd question “Does Jesus want us to hate our lives?” This question leads us examine a little bit closer the meaning of Lent and following Jesus. She challenges us to stir our affections for Him today.
Quick Social Media Tip for today:
Keep sharing. If you’ve stalled in your efforts to evangelize on or offline, recommit and do it. The good news is worth sharing.
1. How is your Lent going? What do you need to refocus on in Lent? What’s God been saying to you so far?
2. What’s at the heart of Lent?
- Surrender to God anything that you put before Him.
Ask God for a greater desire for Him, and that you would desire Him above anything else in the world.
Practice almsgiving in a real way today. Support someone or a group of people making a difference in your local community.
Share with someone at work or a friend about your Lent and how you are trying to experience Jesus.
New life is possible- Lent isn’t over yet. God isn’t done working in your life, but you must let Him.