Lenten Reflections - Week 4

Questions to ponder during our Lenten journey.

3/27 (Monday):  “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.” – John 4:48

Reflect with me: What part of the Gospel message do I have trouble believing?  What “proof” do I seek from God to overcome my unbelief? 

3/28 (Tuesday):  “Every month they will bear fresh fruit because the waters of the river flow out from the sanctuary.” – Ezekiel 47:12

Reflect with me:  Am I replenished with the water of faith that I receive each Sunday? Am I bearing fruit for God’s Kingdom as a result?

3/29 (Wednesday):  “…and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me.” – John 5:30

Reflect with me:  Do I seek my will or God’s will for me?  Do I understand what God’s will is for me?  If not, what am I doing to discover it?

3/30 (Thursday):  “You search the scriptures, because you think you have eternal life through them; even they testify on my behalf.” – John 5:39

Reflect with me:  Do I take time to read the Bible?  How do I deal with those things in the Bible that I find hard to understand or accept?

3/31 (Friday):  “But we know where he is from.” – John 7:27

Reflect with me:  How often do I judge others because of what I think I know about them?  Does where a person comes from affect my opinion of them?

4/1 (Saturday):  “Never before has anyone spoken like this one.” – John 7:46

Reflect with me:  Do I “hear” Jesus speaking to me, personally?  What is he saying to me that is different than what the world says to me?

4/2 (5th Sunday of Lent):  “Let us also go to die with him.” – John 11:16

Reflect with me:  It is easier to face trials when we don’t face them alone.  Do I have friends who will be with me through the trials I face?  Am I a friend enough to others to be with them through theirs?  Are we Christian enough to stand together against those who would persecute our faith?

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