Thursday, February 26, 2009

Day 1: Lenten Reflections

Day 1 of my Lenten resolutions

Today I woke up before my alarm went off. So it was kind of nice, because it was like the Lord gave me a natural snooze alarm! I was able to doze until the alarm went off which was really nice - and most importantly, I was able to switch on the coffee, so when I did get up at the alarm, the coffee smell was delightful.

This morning I read Acts 10. This is the chapter that tells the story of the gospel being taken to the Gentiles. (Read it here if you are interested: Acts 10) It was a neat reading for today, since the discipline that I have added during Lent is prayer walking - and mostly, I am planning on praying for those men and women who live in the community around me. As I was walking, after having read that passage, it gave me renewed confidence in the Lord's power to call those who he is planning to call. When the Lord calls your name, you cannot resist.

I don't know that I'll post about each of the 39 days I am participating in Lent. But I wanted to post today and let you know that I did survive day #1, and am actually looking forward to day #2.

Be blessed. And keep your eyes ready for tomorrow's "Friday Fun" video!