Onward Christian Soldier (#LentChallenge Concluding Thoughts)

Here it is almost the end of April and I am just getting around to sharing a few thoughts on my latest journey which concluded Easter Sunday. Sort of (more on that in a second). I guess what I mean to say is, I am on a never-ending journey as a Christian. But, I have to say the #LentChallenge  I participated in was a wonderful tool in resetting my eyes towards the One whose eyes are ever upon me.

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Journeying with Jesus -Into the Wilderness and Beyond

 

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These mornings I continue to journey through the Gospels along with others for Margaret Feinberg’s #LentChallenge and I am thankful for words on pages that come alive with Spirit and Truth. These words I read are forever new as they are read,  if read with a heart that is willing, available…hungry for truth. This morning as I sat and tried to quell the voices and distractions assaulting my mind, a song came to me, and drew me into His presence and out of myself…because out of my SELF is where I need to be to hear Jesus. The song? It’s called Fill My Cup, Lord, and I was introduced to it by a lovely woman of the Word named Connie, many years ago. She gave it to me on a CD she had made with her voice and spirit singing, and it remains a part of my brain’s hard drive to this day.  When I hear it in my mind, it’s always her voice ministering grace and truth to me.

“Fill my cup, Lord-I lift it up, Lord

Come and quench this thirsting of my soul,

Bread of Heaven,  feed me till I want no more

Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole. “

 

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It’s Never Too Late to Start Again – #LentChallenge

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I wanted to just put a quick shout out for those of you who might want to join in for a Lent Challenge.

Nothing crazy, really.

Just reading your Bible daily.

OK, reading through the Gospels in 40 days to be precise.

I know, you already read your Bible, right?

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Cashing in on Quiet Time? (and an invitation to begin anew)

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Prayer is not a business transaction. We do not give something to get something in return. It is relational intimacy. In prayer, at our point of greatest need, we can encounter God and receive His presence. ~ James Banks

The past couple of weeks have been challenging around this here neck of the woods…er, um…seashore. This little fish here has struggled to swim in some big, wide, previously undiscovered, very scary open water.  Isn’t it just like the enemy to come stealthily into our terrain and try to steal away our new  beautiful, God-given territory?

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