Day 10 Friday February 27 – [P] Jesus
RO: Three ways that you can begin to come around to hearing God. First, God desires and longs to speak to us. // Secondly, indulge yourself in sacred scripture. Begin to open up the Bible. // God’s word speaks to us. // Lastly, find a quiet place consistently in your life… where you can pray. // This Lent pray, read scripture, find a quiet place and believe in your heart that God longs and desires to speak to you.
Ezekiel 18: 21-28
If the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed, if he keeps all my statutes and does what is right and just, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Matthew 5: 20-26
Settle with your opponent quickly while on the way to court. Otherwise your opponent will hand you over to the judge, and the judge will hand you over to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Amen, I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.”
Is it bad that when I see [P] (prayer) on the calendar I am relieved? I think “All I have to do today is pray. Phew!”
That really should make me challenge myself to do more. But I am within the first 10 days of what is feeling like a very long Lent and I think I might be suffering from Lent exhaustion. It is very difficult to challenge myself to do good for God every day. And here I was thinking I was being a pretty good Catholic and serving the Lord in various ways. This is a loving punch to the face from God showing me that I need to wake up and serve Him better. These last 10 days have shown me it is possible to do more, and it may not be easy but I need to challenge myself for God.
I need to break my bad habits of just slothing my way thru life; doing things for God here and there but not taking the reigns and really living my life for Him. God loves me and loves this world. I need to be a better vehicle for the good that God wants to be in this world. Because if I am not doing good for God what am I doing? I need to make a habit of doing good for God.
A prayer for Jesus: Dear Lord, thank you for dying for me. Help me to live for you.
Continue to Day 11