Randy's Reflections
March 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - March 21



“Judge”

Usually we think this word has only negative connotations, yet for justice to prevail we need a judge. If we have a judge we would want a fair judge. If we long to grow in our goodness we would want a judge that we would redirect us when we error and affirm us when we do things right. I think we would want a fair, but certainly a merciful judge.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for judging us fairly, but also thank you for giving us your mercy. Lord, only you can bring justice, but we ask you provide it gracefully. Help us to trust the eternal righteous judge who is also our Lord and Savior. Amen.




March 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - March 19



“Will”

Something we have been given that makes us unique. An opportunity, a responsibility, and a gift. We can think. We can choose. We can act.

Prayer: Lord, help me to discern the choices I have. Help me to use my understanding in the decision process. Help me to follow through. To God be the glory. Amen.




March 17, 2016, 8:00 PM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - March 18



“Pray”

Sometimes the words just don’t come. Sometimes it is the last thing we feel like doing. It is hard to admit we aren’t in control or we don’t have a clue what to do next. We are taught to be independent, self-sufficient, and a leader who directs people not someone asking for advice. Yet maybe we need to admit part of being a Christian is being vulnerable. It is admitting we need help from others and most importantly God.

Prayer: Lord, I don’t know what to ask for at times and other times when I do I am not sure I really want to hear your answer. Help me to take a moment today and just sit in your presence, listening to the breath of your Holy Spirit, in the silence around me. Amen.