Scripture that Strengthens Me During Lent
As Lent is coming to a close and we have started Holy Week, I thought it would be a good time to take a moment to share some quotes that have been close to my heart during this particular Lenten season.
So much has changed in my life since this time last year, and that means the way I pray has changed as well. I like to read a quote or meditation, think about how it applies to my life, and then try to reflect on what I have read throughout the day.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
My interpretation of this quote is that if we first seek God and the kingdom of Heaven in the way we live our lives, all other things that we have need of will come by virtue of radiating Christ’s light,
Jeremiah 29:12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
The Lord is listening when we pray! Even if we think we have asked too many times; our prayers are futile; our God hears us! Continue to speak to him.
Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there also will be your heart.
Things that are important in your life may not be the same things that are important to others. So you must make sure what you treasure is worthy of all your love.
Holy Week also means the end of the fantastic series Jesus: His Life that has been airing on The History Channel. Have you been watching? If not, now is the time to catch up! Here is some more information.
“Jesus: His Life” explores the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him. Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus’ life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter.
Each figure takes a turn guiding viewers through the emotional and epic story of the most famous man in history, through his birth, death and resurrection, all conveyed through a combination of scripted drama and interviews with prominent religious and historical experts. Utilizing some of the world’s most respected Biblical scholars, historians, faith leaders and theologians, the series weaves together the canonical Gospels, historical sources and cultural context to create a complete portrait of Jesus – the man and the Messiah. The series finale airs this Monday, April 15 on The History Channel at 8pm ET/PT.