Lent is drawing near

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That being said Lent is Drawing Near! I may know what you might be thinking unless your Catholic how does this apply to you, I too have thought that before. Growing up I would see the kids on Ash Wednesday with the Ash on their foreheads and hear about the things they planned to give up over the Lent Period. Never during that time did I ever honestly take the time to think that it could apply to me as well. Tomorrow starts the Lent Period with Ash Wednesday and with that I want to share something that I read today on the She Reads Truth App, I hope that it speaks to you as much as it did me and opens your eyes and heart to what Lent is truly about.

In Colossians 1:15-20 you will find it is packed with Gospel reminders!
Lord, remind me of who you are.
He is the visible image of the invisible God.
He is the firstborn of all creation.
He is the One by whom everyone and everything else were created.
He is the One for whom it was all created.
He is the One who holds all things together!
He is the head of the Church.
He is the beginning.
He is the dwelling place of all the fullness of God.
Lord, remind me of what You've done.
He reconciled all things to Himself.
He reconciled you to Himself!
He reconciled me to Himself!
He made peace through the blood of His cross.
The Holy One who possesses all the glory of God stretched out His body of flesh to become the Way that brings us back to the Father.

The season of Lent is about coming near to the cross of Jesus. Only at the Cross will see truly see the full weight of our sin. Only at the Cross will we truly see the full height of His glory. Only at the Cross will we truly grasp the full joy of our salvation. and Only at the Cross will we see clearly what is true.

Lent is not just a religious thing meant only for the Catholic religion, it is about taking the time to draw closer to God. It is about sacrificing something that we think that we can't live without the way that God sacrificed His only son for us. I challenge you to pray between now and tomorrow that God would open your eyes to see what you need to sacrifice and in doing so make that sacrifice. During that time draw closer to God and you will be Amazed at the things that God will do in your life.
Pastor talked about this scripture on Sunday and in the next 40 days you will truly understand what it means if you make the sacrifice.

John 3:16 says " For God so loved the World that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
He sacrificed His son for us! Can you imagine that kind of Love? All he asks of us is a little bit of time and even that we have trouble with. Draw closer to him and see what he will do!

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