As the Week Closes

It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another week. Time is flying by. As Easter rapidly approaches, I am looking at my new spiritual practice of writing every day and wonder how it will play in my life after Lent. I don’t want to simply say, “Oh! Praise God Lent is over. I don’t have to write anymore.”

The truth is, I have enjoyed the discipline it has taken to sit down and consider various issues regarding my faith. It has been a blessing to share different thoughts and parts of my journey. With the exception of yesterday, I usually have a topic that is placed on my head and heart to discuss each day. Yesterday was about raising a white flag and letting the Spirit take over.

Maybe the intensity of writing each day will not be a part of my life after Lent, but a more consistent writing schedule may be one of the results of putting pen to paper (okay, I mean fingers to keyboard). The rich discoveries about my journey are some of the best parts of this season of the Christian year. As we study and discover the core components of our individual situations, we may renew our commitment to God. That is the purpose of our chosen Lenten practices.

I hope that we may be comforted during the coming weekend. May your Lenten practices give you richer and deeper insights into your own journey. May we be renewed by awesome worship, find rest from our work, and be forever confident that our God is with us. This is the faith in which we live. Praise be to God!

Published by joekmac

I am a pastor in the United Methodist Tradition. I am the Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Belen in the New Mexico Annual Conference. I am married to Cazandra and have two sons with hemophilia.

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