Lenten Meditation 9, March 9

Thursday, March 9

Psalm 121
Isaiah 51:1-3
2 Timothy 1:3-7

by Susie Ferguson

2 Timothy 1:6, “For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you … a spirit of power and love.”

Lent can be an opportunity for us to “rekindle God’s power within us” through prayer, meditation, worship and service to others. It can be a time for us to grow spiritually in community helping to make God’s Kingdom a reality in our neighborhood, city, nation and perhaps even in the world.

Every day we are given opportunities to serve and give from our abundance, our love, and our compassion using God’s power within us. Sometimes these may seem like very small opportunities and we may wonder “why bother?” Sometimes these may seem like too big, too challenging and we may wonder “why bother?”

Truth… when we bring God into our situations, small or big, miracles can and do happen. Why not take a few minutes now to think about times you with God as your partner have made a difference to someone or to some situation. Be thankful and give God your praise and thanks. Why not take another few minutes to consider a situation before you this day where you could with God as your partner make a difference? Now step out in faith.

This Lent why not allow the Holy Spirit to rekindle the gift of God within you and lead you in new and dynamic ways to grow God’s Kingdom. Maybe begin in ECA’s neighborhood.