Lent 2020: The Journey

DAILY DEVOTIONS

This Lent, we are excited to present a special devotion series titled, Rest Along the Way: A Field Guide for the Lenten Journey. Devotions for reflection and contemplation will be posted each day on this page and sent daily to subscribers via email throughout Lent.  If you would like to receive our daily devotions via email, please subscribe here.

The Cross
    How and when will you “get away” from the demands of this day to quieten your mind and calm your spirit?
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    The Cross
    On this Sabbath day, how will you remember the Sabbath and keep it holy? How will you find rest? How will you “get in sync with God?’
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      You don’t have to go on a road trip to experience the beauty of God’s creation and to enjoy those with whom you live, work, and play every day. In the midst of your daily routine, where will you allow God to “surprise” you today?
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        Prayer: Dear Lord, help me today to take time to see the beauty around me, to appreciate the majestic work of your hand, and to remember the people you have placed in my life. Quieten my spirit so that I can hear Your voice and sense Your Presence. Amen.
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          So today, take some time away from the schedules and demands of your life and “wait on the Lord.” Be quiet and still so your spirit can connect with God’s Spirit. Allow God to “renew your strength” and you will be able to face whatever life offers with renewed energy and enthusiasm.
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            Spending time alone reading scripture is good, but instead of reading and moving on, allow time to let it sink in. Or, you might sit in God’s presence in silence and just listen. Meditate. Slow down. Breathe. If you are more of an active person, consider taking a walk, without listening to a podcast or anything else, and enjoy God’s creation.
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              Today, think about how you can share God’s love and compassion with everyone you see and meet. I challenge you to not keep this good news to yourself. Because this living water is meant to be shared.
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