Pray with greater focus.
Reflect on our sins and shortcomings a bit more honestly.
And I think all of those things are important to our faith walk.
I’m a fan of anything that brings us closer to God our Savior.I’m a fan of walking the hard road: of calloused knees and worn Bibles and the doors of our homes swung wide.
But I’m in love with a God who sees our sacrifice, witnesses our try-hard life, hears our prayers, and isn’t tempted to give us brownie points for any of it.
I’m in love with a God who didn’t come to save us as a payback for the work of our hands or the straining of our human hearts. I’m in love with a God who didn’t come to settle a debt owed us or to win favor in the eyes of the world.
This Lent I remember that my salvation is not about me.
It’s nothing I’ve done or could ever hope to do.
That’s love, friends: “That while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Ro 5:8).
And that’s what Lent is all about.
- Write a post on your own blog that incorporates a story or your thoughts about this verse and its application in your own life. -OR-
- Enlighten us with your theological take on the verse. -OR-
- Post a photo that captures the essence of this verse.
- Leave a comment with the same if you don’t have a blog to link up!
Follow the linky button below to “link up”! Once you’ve linked up you must visit the person ahead of you in the list! Let’s be encouragers!
Also, would you be so kind as to reference this blog as the “home base” for Monday Morning Meditations? I’d love to grow this community of writers!