Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Power of the Cross: Third Week of Lent, Sunday - The Cross of Christ Transforms How We Worship

Ask — What do I do with the life God has "breathed" into me?

Seek — From a prayer posture, concentrate on your breathing. As you inhale, ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit, to animate your every action to do his will. As you exhale, breathe the name from the core of your being: Jesus. Continue to meditate on him.

Knock — Meditate on Galatians 6:7-9. Reflect on the difference between a living person and a corpse. Are most of your actions, actions of sowing in the flesh or sowing to the spirit? Ask God for patience that you might endure in all things by sowing to the spirit.

Transform Your Life — Make it a habit to pray the prayer of Jesus from the cross whenever you find yourself tempted to do something that you know is not of God: "Father, into your hands I commend my Spirit." This prayer that Jesus has given us is the key to moving from sowing in the flesh to sowing to the spirit.

The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life, p. 95.)

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