WELCOME TO FORTY DAYS WITH GOD!

*Go to the Lent Devotional Blog Here*

If you have any comments or reflections that you'd like to share, please do so in the comment section of each blog post. To make a comment, click on the Post Title (ex. "Day 1 - ...."). And then at the bottom of the post is a section to give a comment. 


If you have ever wanted a closer relationship with God, we invite you to dedicate these 40 days of Lent to your heavenly Father. Offer him your attention in a way that is life-giving, emotionally and spiritually refreshing.

The Lent Season is the 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending the day before Easter. It is a season of personal reflection and preparation before the celebration of Easter. It is a special time where we purposely seek God’s face in order to understand more deeply the extent of his love and sacrifice for us.

We know that daily time with God and spiritual practices can be difficult to manage with long work days, family commitments and all of life’s challenges. Often the first relationship to get neglected is our relationship with our heavenly Father.

Yet, God remains faithful to us as he daily and lovingly waits for us to meet with him. Jesus says in Revelation 3:20,

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

Will you commit to daily time with God this Lent season? It will take a conscious effort and commitment, waking up a bit earlier or going through this journal blog before checking your e-mail. But God will meet with you and share his heart with you if you let him. He will cause you to notice him as you run errands or look into the face of someone who challenges you.

Most of all, you will be reminded that God is truly closer than you think.

May these daily reminders of God’s nearness, give you a greater sense of joy, hope and peace this holy season. May God’s presence enable us all to more freely and more powerfully love as Jesus loves.

—Pastor Nancy 


HOW TO USE THIS LENT BLOG

This journal was created to help you spend time with God for 10-20 minutes each day. Some of us will want to spend more time listening for God’s voice, in prayer or journaling. As we study and talk about the book, “God is Closer Than You Think” by John Ortberg, you will be reminded of key insights from the book as well.

Each day, we invite you to follow the steps below, but feel free to do whatever feels best for you. You do not need to read Ortberg’s book or workbook. You may also choose to just use the blank journal pages. 

If you have any comments or reflections that you'd like to share, please do so in the comment section of each blog post. To make a comment, click on the Post Title (ex. "Day 1 - ...."). And then at the bottom of the post is a section to give a comment. 

Go to the Lent Devotional Blog Here!