A Resolved Commitment (The Beginning of Lent)
Joel 2:13-13 (NLT) That is why the Lord says, “Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.”
Give thought to your life overall, and think about things that you are doing that you know the Lord wants you to cease. Likewise – think about things that you are not doing and you know that God has been patiently waiting for you to get to work on. Let everything that takes away from the wholesomeness of your relationship with Jesus be the things that you fast, pray, and repent about in this Lent season. Ask your Savior to help you to no longer do what does not benefit your life in Him. Ask Him to help you be about the purpose your life is intended for. Think about Jesus’ sacrifice for you. What are you willing to sacrifice because of your love for Jesus? Make a resolved commitment, and turn to Him now.