This season of Lent has been a time for significant spiritual growth for me. During Lent, it is important that Christians focus on our relationship with God. Many people “give up something” during Lent. I sometimes ask, “Will giving up _______ strengthen your relationship with God?” or “After Lent is over, are you going to stay away from _______?” If the answer to either or both is “No” then giving up _______ does not bring about spiritual benefits.
I decided that I would not “give up” anything, but rather, I would spend more time praying and studying God’s Word. That decision was a wise one. Consequently, I have gotten much needed clarity on several areas of my life. For example, my career and ministry paths are more clear for me. I have developed a greater appreciation for Jesus’ ministry. Studying the Gospels during this season has given me deeper insight and new perspectives on Jesus’ teachings. I am growing in my knowledge and understanding of the Word. My faith in God has increased. I am excited about other revelations God may make during the remainder of Lent! I will be still…with anticipation.
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