I haven’t prayed about this nearly as much as I wanted to… I have been distracted by family stuff and my heart.
Something I have wanted to do for a LONG time but DON’T WANT to do, is get up earlier, and it came to me “PING” (yep! just like that!) – I will get up at 5:30 for Lent… and I will trust the Spirit to speak loud and revive me each morning!! And I trust Father God to keep my children (and the dog) sleeping although I will be up!!
Tomorrow I will put a cross of ash on our foreheads, and talk about what that means with my children. And then I’ll wipe it off, since I know it won’t stay and will end up on my bed or my favorite shirt!! 🙂
From Wed – Saturday the theme of my Scripture reading will be “Lord God, by Your Word, fill me with Your life-giving Spirit.”
Between now (Tuesday night) and tomorrow morning God has a big work to do in my heart involving forgiveness. His Spirit does not breed resentment or revenge, as they lead to death in every sense of the word.