Third Sunday of Lent 2024

(Note: I expect that when you come to 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 continue on our Lenten journey, I want to encourage you to pause and reflect. Last week might have been tough for some, and this week may bring its own challenges. But hold on tight, for this journey is worth every step we take!

This week presents us with a sacred opportunityโ€”to confess and seek help. In our reflections last week, we pondered on areas where we need to grow. Perhaps, we were confronted with our shortcomings, bad habits, or past mistakes. If you missed last weekโ€™s questions, you can find them HERE.

Once again find a quiet space, and revisit those reflections from last week. Spend some time in prayer, laying bare your heart before the One who knows you best. Reflect on the bad habits that weigh you down, the areas in which you need to grow, and the moments where you fell short. Be specific, be honest, and most importantly, be willing to confess.

Remember the words of 1 John 1:9, โ€œIf we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.โ€ Trust in Godโ€™s promise of forgiveness and restoration.

Pray for strength to overcome your weaknesses and bad habits, and for wisdom to navigate the challenges ahead. Take a moment to devise a plan for the next time youโ€™re tempted:

  • What will you do?
  • How will you react?
  • What barriers can you put in place now to help you?

Consider reaching out to a trusted friend or loved one. Is there someone you need to apologize to? Do you need a helping hand to break free from destructive patterns? Do you need someone to pray for you in a specific way? Donโ€™t hesitate to seek support. It’s part of God’s plan for us to rely on and encourage one another.

And if you find yourself without someone to turn to, know that I am here for you. Feel free to message me, and I will keep you in my prayers.

This practice of confession and seeking help may be challenging, but it is an integral part of our Lenten journey. Embrace it with courage and humility – it will pave the way for a deeper experience of joy and healing during Holy Week.

May Godโ€™s grace guide you every step of the way.

As we think about hard things this week, it’s so good to know that God is in the details,
even in the broken parts.
๐ŸŽถ God Is In This Story๐ŸŽถ by Katy Nichole and Big Daddy Weave
The photo above was taken on the Great Plains of Texas at dusk a year ago as we traveled through. The colors in the sky and this amazing bare tree on the horizon caught my eye. Thereโ€™s something about trees for me; their beauty, even in the solitude of winter, serves as a powerful symbol of renewal in the next season, reflecting God’s eternal cycle of grace and restoration.
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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