For this week’s Lent Devotional we are focusing on Jesus as the living water so we are giving up beverages of some kind.
For me that means coffee and my lunch time baby can of diet coke. The diet coke isn’t a huge deal as for years I have up pop, but the coffee……..thats a big one.
I love coffee. I generally have two-sometimes 3 cups in the morning and then take some iced coffee to work with me. So this will be a sacrafice. I enjoy that though when my lent offerings are actually hard, when they aren’t its like what is the point?
I’ll need to have a cup of tea in the mornings, just to starve off the caffeine headache-anyone got any Flavor recommendations?!?!?!
I dont know if i was fully given a new heart this past week with my Lenten sacrifices, but I definitly saw a change in my morning quiet time. Thank you O God for helping us with the messiest parts of our selves!
“‘For here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to take you out of these countries, gather you from all over, and bring you back to your own land. I’ll pour pure water over you and scrub you clean. I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands. You’ll once again live in the land I gave your ancestors. You’ll be my people! I’ll be your God!
Ezekiel 36:24-28 MSG
What a perfect verse for the start of Lent!
I am doing intermitten fasting for 40-days and this prayer guide I got from Lifeway women totally free to prepare my heart. Each day I have prayer prompts and each week I’ll be fasting from something (one week it will be technology so no blog posts!) I’m excited to stretch and grow this Lent season.
Check out the message version of today’s verse below. Love how this is written!
How are you preparing your heart this Lent?
But there’s also this, it’s not too late— God ’s personal Message!— “Come back to me and really mean it! Come fasting and weeping, sorry for your sins!”
Joel 2:12 MSG