Posted by: matt25 | April 2, 2014

Can I Talk to You for a Minute?

If you are a busy Christian stressed by having too much to do and too little time, this obstacle may have kept you from embracing the call of Lent. It’s okay, don’t beat yourself up. You can start today. (see Matt 20:1-6 if you don’t believe me)  The blessings that God wants to give you through your prayer fasting and almsgiving are still waiting.

Take a minute, maybe 4 if you can squeeze them in, to start.  This is not a time to pray for others needs or your own, it is a time to enter into Lent.   Sit comfortably and take a few deep cleansing breaths and then talk to God.

Tell him one thing you are thankful for. 

Tell him one thing you are sorry for. 

Then ask him to lead you to one thing he would like you to do today. 

Sit in silence, just breathe and let him guide your thoughts.  Rest in your breathing and listen with your heart.  If you feel a prompting to stop doing something (fast) or to do something that requires you to give of yourself (almsgiving) resolve to follow through.

That’s it.  Simple and quick enough that you could even do it in the shower.  Just do this faithfully each morning from now until Easter and you will be blessed immensely this Lent, even starting now.

Peace.

If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

planting

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