Randy's Reflections
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March 13, 2016, 10:43 PM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - March 12


“Enemies”

We decide if someone is an enemy. Do we ever ask ourselves why we can’t be friends? Is it because of what they said, did, or are we just told they are our enemies? How can they become our friends? Would Jesus call anyone his enemy? Did Jesus die for his friends or his enemies?

Prayer: Lord, help us to pray for our friends and enemies alike. Help us to know what to say and how to act towards both. Most of all help us to learn to love as you have loved us, whether we are your friend or your enemy. Amen.




March 13, 2016, 10:39 PM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - March 11


“Sin”

Wrongdoing. Something horrible. A stain. What word do you associate with “sin?” Sin is actually exactly what we weren’t made for. I find it interesting that both the Hebrew word and the Greek word is better translated as “missing the mark,” like in a target, a bullseye. It is not something we were destined to do or say or think, yet like in a whirlpool we tend to move towards its clutches. The good news is that Jesus has broken the hold, the force which pulls us down so instead we can become redeemed from our sin.

Prayer: Lord, help me to not live on automatic, slowly moving toward the center of the whirlpool. Instead, Lord, help me to receive your hand of grace, that I might break free from that tendency. Help me to live in a new direction that brings me life and the vibrancy to the world around me. Amen.




March 10, 2016, 12:57 PM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - March 10


“Free”

No cost. Released. Unencumbered. Is this something you long to have? Is this something you long to experience? Is this something you take for granted? Sometimes when we are free we aren’t sure what to do. Perhaps this has more to do with who we are than our circumstances.

Prayer: Lord, it is though you we can truly experience freedom no matter what surroundings we have. Let us give thanks for being free because of your presence in our life. Amen.


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