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Jesus is the Lamb of God…

23 Feb

As we start our season of Lent, it has really opened up some great discussions with our boys.  This is the first time we have celebrated the season of Lent as a family.  Our church doesn’t emphasize some of the traditions associated with Lent.  But, as I said yesterday, a former co-worker of mine sparked my interest in this several years ago.

So, we have decided as a family to observe these wonderful traditions. We start our morning with our normal devotions, but this time they are focused on the 40 days leading up to Easter.

Todays scripture comes from John 1:29-34.  John the Baptist sees Jesus coming and declares “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”  John recognized Jesus as the Passover Lamb.  Do we recognize Him?

Throughout the day today we will focus on God giving us a clean start when we make mistakes, which we all will do!

How am I going to apply this for them? We will take our dry erase board and list some of the things we each struggle with.  Then, like magic, we will wipe those things away.  This is a reminder to us that Jesus wipes our sins away!

May God Bless You Today

Until Next Time…

Kimberly 🙂

Entering Into a Season of Spiritual Renewal

23 Feb

Today is Ash Wednesday.  Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter. We consider Jesus’ 40 day fast in the wilderness as an example of how we can let go of something or some area in our life and focus on Him. I consider it a time to reflect and meditate on what God has done for me through the Cross. It is a time of spiritual reflection.  It is a time of spiritual renewal.

There are so many things that we can take a “fast” from.  So many things in my own life that take up my time.  My morning routine is full of things that I can take a break from.

One thing that God has laid on my heart is that of fasting from Facebook and other internet sources.  I think I will be amazed at how much time I actually spend on Facebook!

One may also choose to fast from food or beverages.

One may choose to fast from television.

One may choose to fast from computers.

Here is a great website with more information on ideas for things that you can fast from:

List of things that you can fast

I challenge you to look into things that you may do for yourself and your family.  Our family will be spending time each day between now and Easter doing a daily devotion and some simple “hands on” activities.  For information on this check out this website:

Family Devotions for Lent

Scripture Readings for the Season of Lent:

Scripture Readings for Season of Lent 2012

May God Bless You for Your Willingness to Sacrifice some small thing for Him

In Him,

Kimberly 🙂

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