Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in My Blog | 2 comments

Half Way Through The Wilderness

During the Season of Lent, Christians reflect on the walk of our Lord Jesus Christ for forty days in the wilderness as He fasted, prayed, was tempted and resisted these temptations of the devil.

Just as we find ourselves in the wilderness in our life journey, through prayer & faith we, too, can resist temptations knowing that God is always there with us in our humility with His merciful forgiveness.

In the 40 days in the wilderness with all the temptations of the devil, Jesus was being prepared for what lay ahead for Him. We, too, find ourselves at times reflecting on our own wilderness walks becoming aware that those times had prepared & strengthened us for fulfillment of God’s plan & use of us.

Sometimes those realizations can be very subtle while, at other times, they might just knock on the door of our heart & soul with great vigor!!

At the end of all this our charge is to step out into our world shining our light, being the hands & feet of Christ our Savior to the hurting and wayward souls.

Psalm 51:10-12 is actually a prayer that means a lot to me.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.                                                                                                                                                                                               Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Amen.

2 Comments

  1. 3-14-2016

    Pat,so good to hear from you. Your writings are thoughtful, and I share your ideas for living. Lent is an important season for me.

    Thanks!
    SUE

  2. 3-23-2016

    Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness on the special Easter week. You’re always a blessing and I am praying for you this week. Thank you for loving the Lord and encouraging the troops. Love you sister, John

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