Archive for March, 2014

Lent– Should we “give up” something or Give-in” to Christ?

As we go into the season of “Lent”, I would like to pose a question. Is Lent about us or about what Jesus did for us?

If it is about the latter– Then I would also ask which is better: “To give up something we probably should give up anyway; OR to “give-in” fully and completely to being the LIGHT of Jesus to the world and showing those HE places in our path what the LOVE of Jesus is really about?

Personally, I don’t believe in “giving up” anything!

The question should be are we willing to “GIVE-IN”?

“Giving up” to me, seems to suggest sacrifice because of an inner rebellion in our carnal nature. (“Physically”—-There is NO sacrifice I can give that will mean anything.)

However, I do believe in “Giving-IN”!!! “Giving-in” is about “OBEDIENCE” and submission.

The Bible clearly tells us that to “obey is better than sacrifice” (1 SM 15:22) and “The GREATEST thing of all is LOVE”. (1 Cor 13:13) The Bible is also crystal clear that the greatest act of “LOVE” that one can show another is to lay down their life for them.

The truth is the Bible speaks more about obedience and love than it does about sacrifice. So, the question I ask myself is “Who can I show the LOVE of God to?” AND “What is the obedient act of LOVE that God desires me to do for them?”

I want to bring a challenge to all those that will consider the TRUTH— Instead of worthless fast that will only help yourselves by giving up something like TV, sports, junk food, etc this Lent season, take some time and seek the LORD about what HE would have you “GIVE-IN” to as an act of obedience to HIM and a act of LOVE toward a fellow man?

Perhaps a GREAT place to start would be reading & meditating on Isaiah 58. Then ask the LORD who you can so the LOVE of Jesus to over the next few weeks.

If you’ve taken the time to read this post and support what I’ve said, I ask you to please share it with all those you love.

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