Randy's Reflections
March 25, 2017, 2:35 PM

Lenten Word of the Day for March 25: Choice


Choice

In our lives rarely do we run up against something that is blatantly wrong. But the question is, are we ready when we need to speak up or to act on a person's behalf? Are we prepared to question a sexist joke or a racist comment? Are we willing to offer assistance when someone needs help? It is doing the little things which pave the way for the bigger demands. Are we ready to be proactive and do to others as we would want done to us? Let us choose to walk rightly even when it is only us who would know we failed to act when needed. 

Lord, when we see wrong, help us to choose right. When injustice demands silence, let me speak.  When violence seeks apathy, let me act. When busyness produces chaos, let me find peace. For you guide us and give us strength to boldly stand, speak, and act. Amen.




March 24, 2017, 11:36 AM

Lenten Word of the Day for March 24: Minds


Minds

God gave us minds to think and hearts to follow. We need to think about what we are doing to change the world and we need to listen to the transforming hearts God is giving us to do it. It takes not only our minds to make decisions but it also takes a heart to recognize that which is important and everlasting in this world. Let us do what will last.

People may think we are out of our minds. We see those who are not like us being passed on the street. We see the humanity which you created, but who has become the unfortunate. We care, we stop, we love and do what we can. Lord, we are not out of our minds, for to follow you it means our heart must direct our minds. Help us be the ones to see your will be done. Amen.




March 24, 2017, 11:35 AM

Lenten Word of the Day for March 23: Newness


Newness

So how is your life going? What path are you traveling? What are your current destructive habits? I know some of mine and they are not brag worthy. We all have them. We all are hoping to change them, but at some point we realize we just don't have the motivation, the power, and the resolve. So, this is when we can turn to God and ask for a new beginning. This is when we admit we are broken and powerless to change by ourselves, but with prayer and a supportive community God can do amazing things. God wants the best for you so put yourself in God's hands and let him begin to transform you, as you admit your need. Walking closely with you on this one.

Sometimes I need a clean slate, a fresh start, a new beginning, new life from a world of death. Lord, let me embrace your forgiveness so that I may know to the depths of my soul that as I offer my brokenness I am made new. Amen.