Sunday, March 01, 2009

The Power of the Cross: First Week of Lent, Sunday - The Cross of Christ Teaches Us Our Mission

Ask — What temptations do I find hardest to resist? How might this reveal God's intended purpose for me?

Seek — Reject sin. Learn to see in your temptations a perversion of God's plan for you. Try to discern what it is that God might be calling you to do by looking at the areas of your life where you are most tempted.

Knock — Meditate on Numbers 22:32-35. How does Balaam's ass differ from the prophet with respect to discerning the path God wanted them to take? Are you more like the donkey or the prophet?

Transform Your Life — Sometimes we live as though God does not see us, yet we know that God is always present, whether or not we acknowledge him. Look over your life and try to see where God has revealed himself at various moments in your life. Then move confidently into the future, assured of God's providential care for you.

The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life, p. 23.)

No comments: