Lent is upon us which means, some of us are searching deep within to discern what kind of discipline to practice this year…or not.
I’ve Surrendered Enough Already
If we’re honest, there are some years when we feel like we can’t give up one more thing. We feel as if we’ve been forced to surrender much due to numerous, unwanted circumstances. Also, there are years when we feel a strong pull to deepen our devotion. No matter where we find ourselves, we can trust God to meet us where we are, and provide us with the spiritual tools to both grow and surrender.
Disciplines To Consider
Below is a list of disciplines to consider for Lent.
• Some Things To Surrender:
– Turning a blind eye to the poor
– Unhealthy Foods
– Toxic Relationships
• Some Things to Grow In:
– Praying more
– Trusting God
– Speaking up against injustice
– Praying for someone different everyday during Lent
– Tending to the homeless
– A good cry before the Lord
– Silencing our lives: less cell phone usage, more time alone, less noise
God’s Got You
Acts 17:28 states, “For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’”; so in whatever God would have you do this Lent, trust that God will fill you with the strength to surrender and endure the discipline, because as it’s written in the Ash Wednesday liturgy:
Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.