March 11, 2014
TUESDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF LENT
Isaiah 55:10-11 * Matthew 6:7-15
So often in life we feel as though God isn’t near, he isn’t listening, whatever he wants of us isn’t working out, and we can’t figure out why. The readings today give us such a light of hope. Rain and snow fall to the ground to nourish it and provide it with life. So too will God send his word, his promises, and his love down to nourish us, to provide us with life, to change us. His word doesn’t return back to him empty. He wants it to bring us life. He desires for us to be changed by him, his love, and his mercy.
God also knows what we need before we ask him. He desires for us to be close to him. He wants to be our best friend and to love us in the way only he can. He wants us to draw near to him so that we can be changed by him.
This Lent may we all find peace in God’s beautiful promises. He knows what we need before we ask. May we realize that even when we feel like our lives are filled with total chaos and we have no idea where we are headed, God is still working in us. God is nourishing us; he is providing us with life; and he is changing us. God sent his son to die for you, because he didn’t want to spend eternity without you. Let him love you. Let him change you. Let him bring you life.
- How can you draw near to God this Lent? How can you let him love you?
- How has God’s word changed your life? How is it working in your life now?
Class of 2016
Future Plans: I eventually want to end up working in campus ministry, but we will see where the Lord takes me