Scriptures for today
- Psalm 121
- Isaiah 51: 1-3
- 2 Tim. 1:3-7
I’ve never reflected on Lent before, but now seems like a good time to start. I’m using my 40 days of Lent to contemplate and plan my future. I know, I’m not asking for much.
I spend a lot of time online with the “meaningless talk” (1 Tim 1:6) of social media. Maybe you do too?
Instead of reading and believing the so-called knowledge from social media and the many Internet sources I consult each day, I’m going to take that time every day to let the spirit speak to me directly.
So, how will I do that?
Psalm 121 starts off beautifully with a clue to the answer:
“I lift up my eyes to the hills — from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
Step 1 – Take a walk
Maybe this is a bit literal, but during Lent I will take a daily walk in the hills of Calgary, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the mountains too. On a walk it’s easy to think, plan and leave the troubles of your life behind.
Step 2 – Accept my blessings
While on my walk I need to remember where I came from, what I have accomplished, let God comfort me and,
“make my wilderness like Eden,
my desert like a garden,
and find joy, gladness and thanksgiving,
and not look for regrets.” (That’s my stretch of Isaiah 51:3).
I’m sure you’ll find your own message in these passages and I hope they help you on your own Lenten journey this year. ♥
by Marlene Hielema