Fourth Sunday of Lent 2024

(Note: I expect that when you read this post you may not immediately have time to dedicate to these Lenten practices. So I encourage you to set aside a specific time during the week to read it and carefully walk through the process with intention.)
As we journey through this season, let’s take a moment to pause and reflect on how far we’ve come. It’s been a journey of introspection, confession, and restoration. It’s been a deep dive into our souls. And I know that can be hard!
Now it’s time to change our hearts. 
When we stop and think quietly, we can see the things inside us that need to change – our flaws and shortcomings. But we also find comfort in knowing that God can make us better. He can breathe new life into our weary souls, offering us rest, peace, and the fullness of life that only He can provide.
But changing isn’t just about waiting for God to do everything. It’s also about us deciding to follow God and let Him change us. We have to let go of trying to control everything and trust God completely to show us the right path.
Find a quiet moment this week and:
Pray for guidance.
Pray for wisdom.
Pray for will power.
Pray for strength.
Pray for help changing your attitude.
Pray for help changing your bad habits.
Pray for something healthy and Godly to take its place.
And be assured that He can create a clean heart.
He can renew your soul.
I will give you a new heart and a new mind. I will take away your stubborn heart of stone and give you a tender, responsive, loving, heart.
 – Ezekiel 36:26

It doesn’t matter where we’ve been or what we’ve done. There are a million things we wish we could change.

But His love doesn’t give up. His love is always patient and quick to forgive. And He changes us if we let Him.

🎢 Love Doesn’t 🎢 by After Grace
The photo above was a surprise I captured at a nearby arboretum. While I usually focus on photographing flowers, this butterfly flew in and stole the spotlight. It reminded me of the beauty and wonder that God creates in unexpected moments. And, of course, butterflies always remind me that while change may be challenging in the moment, it often leads to something beautiful. He’s patient and He doesn’t give up on us.
I pray these words and messages will help you prepare your heart and soul for His resurrection!! Lenten blessings to you.
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