Lent, Day 33: Sunday, March 13, 2016

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Good morning, Church! As you prepare to worship the risen Savior today, please meditate upon the following quote by Aaron Saul: “Everything in life has its own time. There is time to celebrate and there is time to mourn. This [Lent] is the time for reflection and transformation. Let us look within and change into what we ought to be.” Let’s dream for a moment, OK? Let’s dream about what the Lord’s Day could look like if the FBC family would: 1) “look within” as we prepare for worship; then 2) experience the power of God’s Word and fellowship in worship; then 3) “change into what we ought to be” because of worship. OH, MY! What a dream. The great thing about a relationship with the risen Savior is that dreams do come true. Maybe today’s Lenten Scripture readings and prayer will help that happen: Psalm 118, 145; Exodus 3:16–4:12; Romans 12:1-2; John 8:46-59. “My loving Lord, it’s so hard to love the world sometimes and to love it the way Jesus did seems impossible. Help me to be inspired by His love and guided by His example. Most of all, I want to accept that I can’t do it alone, and that trying is an arrogance of self-centeredness. I need You, dear God, to give me support in this journey. Show me how to unlock my heart so that I am less selfish. Let me be less fearful of the pain and darkness that will be transformed by You into Easter joy. In Jesus’ supportive name I pray. Amen.” Becoming less selfish because our hearts have been set free is what spiritual change is all about. This is our time, Church! This is our season of change. This Lord’s Day is going to be quite incredible. Thanks for journeying; Blessings to all–PT.

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