ReKindle for Lent 2016

Weary in our walk with God.  Many of us know what it feels like.  Rekindle for Lent this year.  I’d be lying to you if I said that I never get discouraged or weary.  My desire is to have a full tank of zeal every day but the truth is, I don’t.

When God asked me to step away from my preaching position in Racine (WI) to help in my hometown with stormwater and sewer issues, I was quick to obey.  But without a theological job, facing what everyone else faces in the secular world to live as a Christian–fully charged, fully devoted, and fully obedient–I began to get cold feet.  I don’t really like confrontation.

I was praying one morning about why I was getting cold feet.  Was it a sign I was missing the mark or was it general weariness?  Was it fear?  A growing cold?  Was my fire going out so quickly?  I asked God,

Do I need to rekindle my sense of outrage?”

God’s response:  “No.  You must rekindle your love.”

rekindle lentI began to think of friends who were being hurt and how outrage wouldn’t solve their pain. 
But love would.  And perfect love casts out fear. 
Outrage wasn’t the key.
I needed to rekindle my love.

Let’s walk together during Lent 2016 and ReKindle for the last days the Bible talks about–the last days time from Jesus’ Ascension to His Return–so that we’ll finish strong. 2 Timothy 3:1-17

2 Timothy 3:14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

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Categories Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on January 15, 2016

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