Pastor Wrinkles: The Lenten Journey Pt. 34

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    I have discovered so much during this journey of faith. The last forty days have been transformational. I feel so much better prepared and ready to take on the vision God downloaded in January; I still think it’s humongous. I still know it is beyond me. Yet I know I can relax because it’s not a work I will do in my own power. It is God’s work which He will accomplish through me as I become a more yielded vessel.

    We have come to the part of this journey where reviewing the truths I have learned is in order. As the Psalmist says:

I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
    yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
12 I will consider all your works
    and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”

13 Your ways, God, are holy.
    What god is as great as our God?
14 You are the God who performs miracles;
    you display your power among the peoples.
15 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people,
    the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Psalm 77: 11-15

God’s works are great indeed and rehearsing them builds faith!

Lent Day 9- Was a meditation on evangelism. The questions of the day were:

How am I doing at intentionally cultivating relationship with un-churched friends and family?

How am I doing sharing my spiritual story with un-churched friends and family?

How am I connecting un-churched friends into my group of believers?

How am I allowing God to use me cross-culturally?

How am I regularly investing in the spiritual life of another person or group?

God has really burdened me to begin praying in this area. A year of closer involvement with family and unchurched friends is at hand.

Lent Day 10- The questions on this day that hit me the hardest were:

How am I honoring God through a balanced  life?

How can I better live for God’s pleasure?

God has led me to revise how I schedule on a weekly basis. I tend to give a lot of time to a few areas and avoid others. God is changing this, balancing my life as it were. I suspect it will be a work in progress for a while maybe the rest of my natural life, but hey…small steps right?

Lent Day 11- It is easy in life to get our eyes off of God and to look constantly at life’s trials. Thanksgiving is such an important part of life. It comes from a heart that remembers and focuses on God’s benefits!

1.What has God given you?

Lent Day 12-  On this day I wrote, “He is the point and I am learning He is not only the point…He is the only point! We are but vessels for Him to ride upon the wind, ships in which he sails upon the flood and oh what a privilege that is.”

What points of your life are being swallowed up by Jesus today?

I feel like large pieces of myself have been swallowed by Him since Lent began. He is changing me from what I was into His vessel prepared to carry glory. His grace has taken my unbelief and tossed into the sea of forgetfulness. I stand knowing my God is more than able to perfect that which concerns me today. I am just journeying with Him as He accomplishes that perfecting work!

Which review lesson spoke most to you today?

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4 thoughts on “Pastor Wrinkles: The Lenten Journey Pt. 34

  1. I am so thankful that you are sharing your journey with us. Today, I felt the lesson of how can I live better for His pleasure, as He taught me how to see when I’m off balanced, how to tell by my attitude and emotions and actions, and come to Him for a realignment. God bless you and your Monday!

  2. Am I pleasing God in the way that I’m living? This hit home with me on this journey. Thank God He is digging the root out resulting in inner healing from past experiences for me. How gentle our God is that He doesn’t just rip the root out instead He eases it out slowly. He may have to give a slight pull in order to do so but He knows what I can handle.

    • This is so true Deb. I once asked God why he doesn’t just come and rip the roots out. He told me “because if I did I would do great damage to whom I have made you to be.” We do serve a very kind, compassionate and patient God!

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