May the Lord Bless you as we journey through this season of Lent together. This is a time for personal reflection on our walk with Christ and to consider how we are walking with Christ as a congregation. In worship we are reflecting on Jesus’ teaching and seeing how we can practically apply them to our lives. I hope that as we do that Christ will speak to our hearts and help us to see how He wants to help us experience life more abundantly; and that we will say yes and follow His lead.
As we move towards Easter, it is customary for people to give up something in favor of adding more time with God during this Lenten Season and doing more righteous things that Jesus calls us to as demonstrations of our new life with Him. I invite you to join with me in this age old tradition of giving up something (fatty foods, sugary foods, tv or internet time, etc.) to make more room for God, time with Him, seeking His guidance and living more intentionally as He puts on your heart to do. Each year I hear wonderful testimonies about how making God first made a difference in the lives of those who participated in Lenten fasting, so I invite you to grow during this season. Give up something you usually rely on and rely more on God in its place. Stop doing something you used to do that you know is not the best, and start a Jesus-practice in its place so that it becomes a new good habit for God’s glory and your good. Serve others more for Jesus’ sake and allow Him to make a difference through you. We can do it.
Let me know how your Lenten journey with Christ is going over the next 35 days as we journey through Lent. I would love to pray for you, hear your stories and be an encouragement for you.
Now let me share with you a bit about our Church’s Leadership Team and what we have begun during this season of Lenten reflection. The Church’s Leadership Team has begun reading a book together that is helping us to reflect on our life as a congregation. Through this time, we are believing that God will help us to see what we need to see and give us insights on how He is calling us forward. We look forward to using key components of vital congregations to engage in strategic planning for the future. We will keep you up to date on our progress.
God is at work. May this be a time of allowing Him to speak to you, reveal things to you, challenge you, and help you to experience Him more deeply and live more fully. I am here to help. Let me know how I can support you on your Christian journey, and I invite you to join me in observing a holy and transformational Lent.
Yours In Christ,