Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Power of the Cross: First Week of Lent, Thursday - The Cross of Christ Teaches Us How to Trust and Give Thanks

Ask — What do I need from God to follow Jesus more closely?

Seek — As the day progresses, when you find yourself impatient, unloving, judgmental, lustful, or anything that strikes you as against the gospel of Jesus, ask God for the gift that will help you to be more like Christ.

Knock — Meditate on James 1:17. Review the course of your life and try to discern the goodness of God. Spend some time giving thanks to God for how he has led you, even "through the valley of the shadow of death" to this moment.

Transform Your Life — Try to make it a practice to "ask, seek, and knock" in your relationship with God. See that relationship as something that happens with every breath you take. Speak to God often!

The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life, pp. 40.)

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