Lenten Reflections Week 2
Excellent. You have completed your second week.
Has your time being STILL felt more natural? Do you sense some continuity from one day to the next? Do you find that you’re beginning to look forward to your time with Him?
What insights, A-HA moments, or revelation have you gained? Has any verse in particular stuck with you? What have you heard from the Lord?
Consistency is a game changer. Even though I write these devotionals and have been doing it awhile… consistent time with Him influences my day for the better. I know this to be true and even still I go through patches of inconsistency. I have appreciated the accountability of walking through Lent with you all.
One returning lenten participant shared that she has been surprised at how fresh it seems this year. (Sometimes I post the same passage with minor edits to the devotional portion.). I love that about the word of God. Because we aren’t in the same place it can minister to us uniquely and it’s proof that it’s alive and active.
Hebrews 4:12 12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
You’ll find encouragement to stay the course from this blog article, Elective Surgery.
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May the Lord richly bless your obedience to keep your divine appointment.
For His Glory, Debbie Hucke
Betsy Everett says
Thank you Debbie for leading us through this most important time in our Christian life. I especially like”Be Still and know that I am God”,
As it prepares my heart and mind for time with Him. Randy and I are reading them together every morning.
How wonderful to center your marriage on the Lord.
Anne kole says
Each day’s scripture seems to reach directly to me. It’s been a challenging week. I appreciate you sharing different versions of the Bible. I love the NIV, and it’s good to see how different translations bring the same truth alive. Thank you for your commitment to share each day. I look forward to it and appreciate your insights. 💗
Prayers for a better week Anne. Perseverance is not fun.
Loving being focused on different scriptures and how they pertain to my relationship with God. Phillipians 4:8 really resonates with me. It helps me SO much! Thanks and God bless you.
Our mind is powerful. Thx Berta
Marilyn Wright says
Each day, I look forward to your Lenten lessons. They seem to speak to my needs. I really took note, on day 9, about Trust vs. Clarity. I frequently pray for purpose and direction, which I believe is clarity. I am now praying that I trust God’s purpose for me. That I do not need to have all of the answers. He will reveal what he decides to reveal, on his time, not mine.
I too appreciate how you share the different version of scripture. Some versions speak to me more clearly.
Thanks for you feedback Marilyn. That’s a fantastic shift you’ve made. May He bless your desires. Debbie
sue ann shurtliff says
The scripture these past few days have been a blessing for me. I’ve been on a waiting list for housing for 3 yrs an am close to top of list. I do trust in my Lord when the time is “His time” I will move and in the meantime He’s allowed me to see that I’m still needed here in Calif.
Thank you so much for your Lenten series. May the Lord bless you 💕
Thank you for taking the time to add your voice. So pleased you are enjoying this lenten series.
As the mother of a brain injured son I relate so well to your blog and experiences. You freely express your frustration and fears and how God walks you through it all. I desire kindness over rightness, His way over my way and the ability to capture my thoughts, change my thinking and be obedient to Him. This Lenten week has renewed and refreshed me. Thank you. Blessings!
Oh Sheri, I am sorry for your heavy burden of brain injury. But I am pleased God is using it to draw you closer. So pleased to have you participating.
Ruthie Mendoza says
The Philippians passage was a special blessing this week, Debbie. Thank you for your scripture selections.
Thanks for letting me know.
Emmy Browning says
I really appreciated the message on awful lizing. It is me to a T. Try not to but so difficult at times. Need to put more trust in our Lord.
You’re not alone Emmy! ❤️
I have not missed a day yet. My favorite passage is Philippians 4.8. Thanking you Debbie for leading us.
That seems to be the consensus. Thx for letting me know.
Janice Harder says
I got a call this week from one of my daughters saying she had a question for me. A young lady she and my other kids had grown up with in California had passed away at the age of 31. She wanted to know why God had let it happen. So many people had been praying for her. She also had lost her college friend/roommate after college at age 25. Again, she wanted to know why this had happened when we had a ll been praying for her. We talked for quite a while and I spoke to her about the Lenten Reflections. She asked me to forward them to her. She has been struggling with faith for several years. I am thankful that I am able to share the reflections with her now that she is ready to hear them!
Janice, Thank you for being His instrument. I got chills as I read this. Please know that I will commit to praying for your daughter til Easter. May the Lord use this tragedy in her life to draw her closer to Him. Thank you Janice for sharing this.
Peggy Bodde says
Day 6, Mark 9: Hit me hard as I have an adult daughter who doesn’t believe in God. She was wounded as a child and can’t believe God would allow children to be hurt, so she’s set her heart hard against His existence. She’s 32 now and I’ve prayed so often, and the lurking fear is always, “I know God can, but will He?” Grateful the reminder that my timeline is not His, and my daughter is His, not mine.
Oh Peggy… thank you for sharing your ache. I do get it! May the Lord increase your confidence in His perfect plan.
Eileen Mahn says
Thank you for the reminder to focus on God and his faithfulness and not on our problems. I always struggled with James 1:2-4. I am trying to count it pure joy when I have to face trials. You made it clear that it exercises our faith muscle. I just need God’s help to develop perseverance. I also need God to help me not worry. Why is it women worry more than men? Maybe because we are more sensitive .
Eileen, Worry is a constant challenge for me. And in some sense mastery over it will always be beyond reach. I think so I’ll turn to Him instead. We are all works in progress.
Barbara Gross says
I like your choices of scripture especially during the first week when you used some of my favorites. I am keeping up with you so far and plan to continue throughout the Lenten Season. Thank you.
Wonderful Barbara. Thx for chiming in.