SacrificeThis mindset is usually associated with giving up chocolate, diet soda, or fake sugar. But let’s go a little deeper here. What would it look like for you to give up something that a major hindrance to your soul? Could you give up gossiping for Lent about your annoying co-worker? Maybe you need to not use insults towards people you love? Or perhaps … you could give up your attitude problem that you have towards (fill in the blank)?
ConfessSpend some time with Jesus. After all, Lent is about him! Talk to God about your sins, your issues, your problems, and your agendas. Why do you do what you do? Are you building up your kingdom or God’s Kingdom?
ReadThis is always assumed during an important part of the Christian calendar but we must be intentional. Get into the Bible and read what Jesus did during his last hours. He did this for you! In the Pauline Epistles, Paul is quoted as saying “I must decrease, so Christ can increase.” This is my prayer for you and me during the Lenten season. That we would love like Jesus loves because the world needs it, the Church needs it, our families need it … and Heaven knows we need it. Copyright 2019 Jason Weirich. All rights reserved.[/caption]
Copyright 2019 Jason Weirich
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Jason is the founder of Java and Jesus. He loves Jesus, coffee, his wife & two children. He enjoys helping people experience freedom in Christ. Java and Jesus is a resource and not meant to be a replacement for the fellowship & community that one experiences in a church. Blogs, podcasts, & spiritual direction are a few of the resources that are offered by Java and Jesus.