Where is your focus this lent?

   What did I give up for lent?  What am I doing this lent?  How am I journeying   through lent and will this season bring me closer to God or will I stay stuck where I am?

As long as I keep the focus on ‘me’ and what I am doing and how I am doing, this lent will not bear much fruit.  I need to concentrate on God, and take the ‘me’ out of this equation.  My desire is to increase my desire, to grow closer to my Creator, to allow him to continue to create me. 

Lent is a time to go deep, to go inside to my center, but unless I recognize that God dwells there, I am still stumbling around in the dark.  He lives in me, and sometimes that is the best hiding place of all. 

Time alone, sitting in silence, letting those thoughts come and go in a most gentle way, allowing yourself to be loved – really loved is the best way that I know of to connect with the Source, God, my lover. 

The world has a problem with silence.  The world has a problem with ‘wasting time’, the world has a problem with God.

Perhaps the greatest discipline that I can have this lent is to allow God to love me….

4 thoughts on “Where is your focus this lent?

  1. Thank you Andie for all your recent posts…..I am striving for an open heart this lent, and my word and focus for 2011 is “peace” which is the word the Holy Spirit gave me as I was pondering this question as another blogger asked it. I love how you described that “my desire is to increase my desire to grown closer to my Creator” can’t think of a better way to celebrate lent. Lori

  2. I think God is so pleased when we allow Him to BE God in every part of our lives and that includes loving us unconditionally. I so appreciate your meaningful thoughts on this Lenten season.

  3. I love to sit at the feet of Jesus and just be present to him. This post comes at a good time for me as I’m struggling with “giving up” when I should just be present and be open. Thanks so much and God bless.

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