How do we love our neighbor well when fear seems to be ruling the day?
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?2 My help comes from the Lord,the Maker of heaven and earth.3 He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber;4 indeed, he who watches over Israelwill neither slumber nor sleep.5 The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 3/11/2020 – Lent
Like skiing, the practices of Lent humble me. They show me my limitations. They draw me back to my own brokenness and need for God.
Then I acknowledged my sin to youand I did not cover up my iniquity.I said, "I will confessmy transgression to the LORD."And you forgavethe guilt of my sin.. . . Many are the woes of the wicked,but the LORD's unfailing lovesurrounds the one who trusts in him.Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous;sing, … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 3/4/2020 – Lent
Confession isn't primarily about focusing on how awful I am or how badly I've blown it. It's about grace and forgiveness.
1 Out of the depths I cry to you, LORD;2 Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.3 If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?4 But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.5 I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 2/26/2020 – Ash Wednesday
I found that as I slowed down and focused on my relationship with God during Lent, He worked in my heart in some amazing ways. Out of this season of reflection and penitence came a deeper and more profound understanding of "the good times."