Lenten Reflections Week 3
Well done. Week 3 is in the books.
This weeks passages were probably familiar. In my experience, when a scripture is very familiar, we often gloss over it. We assume because we’ve heard it, it has nothing new to say to us. I hope that the Lord breathed new life into His familiar words. Has that been true for you?
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?
Thanks for those of you who have contacted me directly. Here are a few nuggets
- You make the scripture seem so practical and approachable.
- How is it that each day you write about the perfect passage to speak to my situation.
- Do you think all versions of the bible have merit? My answer… I’m certainly not the best person to ask. If one version helps you to understand the passage more than another, I think that has value. It is helpful to read a difficult passage in more than one translation. My pastor husband would tell you to learn greek. Ha!
- Your transparency is beautiful and helps me so much.
I love hearing from you…
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Press On, Debbie Hucke
Anne kole says
Debbie. I remember you saying that scripture is an investment…supplies seed for our future. That got me to thinking. I read scripture every day, but I need to memorize more if it. The parts I do know “by heart” are the ones that keep my mind focused on the Lord. But I need more “by heart” words from God. I’m going to try the hard work of memorization, with God’s help. Thanks for pointing me that way! ♥️
Yes! It is true… the scripture tucked away is so valuable. Becomes part of the cornerstone upon which our life stands secure. My favorite method of memorization is to write a scripture on an index card and then put it on the dash of my car. (I’m in my care a lot)
Kathy Day says
Your Lenten reflections are part of my morning worship. Thank you. Kathy
This year especially, I have really tried to concentrate on how good God is and continues to be through reading these passages. Thank you again for the time you spend on selecting just the right passage at the right time for the right reason.
Yes… what a helpful perspective. God, Open my eyes to see and know your goodness today!
Mary Burt says
As you know my email was hacked. I was so frustrated, angry that someone gets into and destroys your personal items. A thief!
Your message with dealing with problems was very good!! I need to put them in action. Stand back a minute; don’t jump in with 2 feet before thinking. Thanks
Isn’t it just like Him to use all of it. Big and small. Thanks for weighing in Mary. Debbie
Marcia Salazar says
Thank you, Debbie! I am really appreciating these days in your Lenten verses and also your response to each day. I’m writing each day down and it is helping me memorize them. God is surely working on me and these daily passages and part of my morning Scriptures and the devotionals that I reach each day.
Yay Marcia! So glad to hear. Hope to see you soon. Debbie
Lori Vandermyde says
Thank you for the scriptures passages you share each day. I find encouragement and inspiration in your messages. In a confusing world, your daily approach to life helps me to focus on the what is good and right with the Lord. I work in healthcare and have been in a marathon for the last year. I pray for peace, contentment, and patience as I speak each and everyday with those who have been impacted by the pandemic.
Yikes! From the Front line you’ve seen a lot. Thx for your thoughtful perspective.
Peggy Bodde says
I so appreciated how you treated Romans 8:28 because I’ve had people quote that to me when I was in the middle of a crisis blitz, and it did not help! It’s sobering, but I love and cling to the truth: God doesn’t promise a life free from difficulty. Sometimes I understand the “why” after and many times not. I do take comfort in knowing God is at work in ALL THINGS, whether or not I understand. Either I trust Him through it, or I don’t. I’m choosing to trust, though some days are harder than others. I believe in who He is and that He’ll do what He says He’s going to do. Thank you for leading us through this sacred time.
Oh Peggy your comment breathes life and hope and confidence in the Promise Keeper. Amen!