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."
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 2/19/2020
The other day I was driving down the canyon to Salt Lake City, enjoying the view of the snow covered mountains and a few minutes to myself. As I drove, I was listening to an audio book and heard the narrator read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, … Continue reading God Is . . .