Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent are just around the corner. As this season of Lent approaches, many of us think about something to “give up.” Unfortunately, these things often have little impact upon our life and walk with Christ. With that said, I would like to offer up "40 things to give up for Lent." But this list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life. Get the 40-Day Lenten Devotion Book … [Read More...]
“For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.” (1 John 2:16, ESV) Yesterday, I asked you to consider obstacles in life. Are the obstacles you face the ploy of the Devil to hinder your way or are they the grace of God to redirect your path? The answer is both. Sometimes an obstacle is the Devil at work. Sometimes an obstacle is God at work. Every situation is different. Every situation takes discernment. In the next few posts, I hope to discuss how we discern from God to choose the course to … [Read More...]
“We wanted to come to you—I, Paul, again and again—but Satan hindered us.” (1 Thessalonians 2:18, ESV) It’s pothole season here in New Jersey. You need to be careful, or you may lose your car in some of these holes. But most of the time you can avoid these holes if you are cautious. You may need to slow down and go around them, but you can avoid them. However, last week I was driving to an appointment and came upon a road that was closed. The road was closed because of repair work being done. The road had crumbled to the point it had become impassable. My way was hindered. The good news was … [Read More...]
Daylight savings time has begun! Longer days! Warmer weather! Flowers are beginning to bloom! Spring is here! Today is the first official day of spring. At the same time, we are in the church year season of Lent. Lent is a strange word. You may wonder what it means. Surprisingly, there is little theological significance behind this word. It comes from the Old English Word “lencten” which refers to a lengthening of days and the season of spring. So Lent simply means Spring. One of the annual rights of Spring is cleaning. We clean up the yards from the winter. We sweep out the garage. We perform … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.