Did you attend an Ash Wednesday or a “Kick-off to Lent” service or mass yesterday? I had intentions to attend one but as I basked in the sun shining in the café window while I worked, I lost track of time. Although I didn’t attend a church service, I did spend time in reflection and prayer as I started my Easter devotional. I found this devotional at the Catholic shop that used to be on West First Street in Oswego, across from The King’s Business. I guess it doesn’t really matter where I purchased it, my point in sharing is because I’ve used this same devotional for many years and each time I read it, I learn or realize something different than the year before.
As we slow down, we are able to reflect and focus on God and His plan for our life. We’re all designed differently and God’s unique and intrikit creation, you, is more wonderful than you might even realize. Take time each day as we journey to the cross to reflect on the reason for this season.
How are you gifted? Where do your talents shine? What attributes do you have that leave people saying, “You are so good at “x”, you should…” This might be the way God plans to use you to share Him and the Hope of Eternity with the people you meet.
Who knows, you might have a Lenten Devotional within you that could bless the hearts and lives of others…you just don’t realize it yet. Or, it might just be the tool you need a year from now when you look back to see how far God has brought you and the growth within your heart and lives, thanks to a few moments of quiet time during the next forty days.