As our Lenten Journey begins for 2022, I want to reflect on scriptures that encourage us to be more like Jesus and put on His character and attributes. I am calling this Lenten journey “Put it on me Please, Lord Jesus.” As a believer, I desire to reflect His character in my actions, words and thoughts. I want to keep in mind during this season Jesus’ sacrifice for me on the cross, how He bore the penalty for my sins so that I can be with Him for eternity. Accepting His gift of salvation through faith brings with it the indwelling Holy Spirit. He empowers me to be able to live for Jesus in this sin-filled world. Titus 3:5-7 says it best, “ he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.”
So as we begin this journey, let us remember: Because Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead, I can be empowered by Him to live each day showing others His character within me.
My Lenten Challenge to you:
pray daily for others needs and you own.
Commit to doing a daily devotion for these 6 weeks, mine or another.
Seek to do 1 act of kindness or service to others each week in His name.
Keep a journal of your prayers, devotions, acts of kindness and service.
Let our journey begin!