Devotional: Embrace what leads us to God
Written by Ashley Grossman, Online Communications Manager
Where does the time go? Sometimes, it feels like the busyness of life becomes our priority and we forget about the things that truly matter, like whether or not our actions are glorifying to God. The Lenten season is a time to stop the chaos by meditating on the significance of God and what He means to our personal lives.
Lent is a time for self-reflection. It is a time to open the doors of our hearts a little wider and understand the Lord a little deeper. It is a time to admit our own shortcomings that are unChrist-like. It is a time to let go of our old ways that led us astray. Lent is our opportunity to embrace the things that lead us toward God so that we may receive the overflowing graces that He has to offer.
We humbly ask that you look to discover what has been leading you away from God, and have no fear. In Zechariah 1:3, the word of God came to Zechariah, “Tell the people: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Return to me,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will return to you.’” God wants each and every one of us. No matter who you are, what you’ve done, or what you will do, He forgives you. Take this time to reflect and repent so that when Good Friday and Easter arrive, you may celebrate a renewed life in God’s light.
Faith in Action
Over the Lenten season, set aside a few minutes to evaluate the “things” that you can let go of in your life. it may be actual items sitting idle in your home, or something deeper. In light of the season, open your heart to God’s prompting.
Learn more about how to start a relationship with God. Salvation Army officers are ordained pastors who can help you work through any season in life – spiritual or emotional. They offer advice based on God’s word and can pray with you.