Pastor Wrinkles: The Lenten Journey Pt. 32

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Hey I just realized it’s not a week until Easter. It is a week until Palm Sunday, Holy Week! Holy Week begins and my fast ends! How’d that happen? I thought I was fasting until Easter and here it is I will break on Palm Sunday! It’s like a shot in the arm!

Today I want to begin rehearsing what the Spirit of God has said to me over the last forty days.  Review is always good:

Lent Day 1-

1. Grace cannot be earned. It can only be realized and received with thankfulness. Anyone who desires it can have it.

2. Grace is God doing for me what I cannot do for myself. That does not mean there’s is nothing for me to do. I must do what I can.

3.Grace doesn’t kick in until I stop  struggling to do things I cannot do. Struggling in areas beyond my control is called pride.

Lent Day 2- A question: How do you think you will change when your God dream comes to pass? Is that scary? 

When I wrote this post I have to admit I was scared of how life was going to change for me. I was being called to a much greater level of discipline and structure. A month out I am actually excited about the functional structures God is building in me.

Lent Day 3- While I believe God has many ways to speak to us I do believe He uses our past circumstances to teach us deeply about the life HE longs for us to have. So what is God teaching me through my past about my future?

God has shown me that I am more that the sum of my experiences. He has shown me that gifts were put into me in anticipation of my experiences. How I use those gifts in light of my past determines my future!

Lent Day 4- What Scriptural confessions do you need to cling to in order to walk into God’s promises?

My Scriptural confessions are:

Philippians 1:6- being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:13- I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Hebrews 12:1,2- Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Which of these lessons most grabbed a hold of your soul?

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6 thoughts on “Pastor Wrinkles: The Lenten Journey Pt. 32

  1. The one He wanted me to pay attention to today, was that grace doesn’t kick in until I stop struggling to do what I cannot do. Thank you so much for being His message bringer to us! God bless you!

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