Preparing Our HeartsTuesday, February 09, 2016
Preparing Our Hearts
Forty Days of Focused Discipline
Our world is all for the build-up to Christmas. Stores put out decorations months in advance - craft stores give everyone a chance to put together a personalized gift before the leaves begin to change colors - kids start learning carols for school programs weeks into the school year.
And yet, the same world almost mocks the forty days of preparation for Easter - Lent.
While there are many who have scars from the human side of the church, please take a moment to prayerfully consider spending these forty days focusing on one part of your spiritual health in preparation for Easter - the single most important event of Christianity.
There is no judgment in this - just a chance for reflection with your Lord and Savior.
I am giving you a free sheet to help you stay motivated - check out each day as you walk through the Lenten season. Use it with your kids - let them put a sticker in each square as you get closer to the day of our Lord's resurrection.
There is also a place for you to write your own memory verse or inspiration.
Make it your own. Grow in your faith. Experience Easter this year with a rejuvenated faith.
For more food for thought on focusing your spiritual disciplines, I'm leaving a few links you are welcome to check out.
- Practical steps towards spiritual discipline - check out some common forms of spiritual discipline and how to take steps to being more disciplined.
- What's so spiritual about my gifts? - a book by Henry Blackaby to help you understand the gift of the Holy Spirit
- Hope to pull you through - a wonderful song by Colton Dixon to help build up your hope.
- Easter books for your kids - a couple of suggestions to use with your kiddos from Mandy at Worshipful Living
How do you prepare for Easter?
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