2021.02.18 Daily Devotional for Lent
Our Lenten Devotionals feature reflections from The Road Back to God by Larry Neeb.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Galatians 2:20-21 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”
Before this day is over, I will spend time thinking about what I need to do to come closer to God to make room in my heart for him
“Giving or Giving Up”
Christians believe that, for some reason, God has claimed them and redeemed them through the suffering of his Son. They believe God is present in the activities of their daily lives in order to draw them to him, and that behind a cold and indifferent universe is a waiting Father who wants to welcome them back to open arms.
The essence of Christian teaching, then, is not a set of rules to live by, for all religions have their commandments. What distinguishes the Christian faith is that it focuses on God and his grace which is given freely, without cost, to those who will accept it.
In Lent, once again we are reminded that it is through God’s grace that we are empowered to examine our lives. And having examined our lives, we are called into repentance, which literally means “turning around” or taking a different path.
Instead of eliminating something from my diet or habits, I like to choose one habit that I can focus on changing each day for the Season of Lent.