Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday was yesterday. Church’s across the world began the 40 days of preparation for Lent with ashes on our foreheads and penitence in our hearts. Here at SOPC, we heard the Psalm plead for the Lord to Create in us new hearts and the Words of Matthew bring us hope as the refrain echoed ‘Be Still and Know That I AM GOD’. It is this confession that marks the Lenten season for Christians. Part of our Lenten call is to honor this confession and display faith with our actions. Fasting, meditation, Sinking into the Word, Circling our prayers, and humble prostration (literally laying down our lives before God) are all ways in which we seek and embrace God’s call in our lives. This Lent, what does fully devoted discipleship look like to you? You are each invited to participate in our Lenten study utilizing Mark Tidsworth’s 40 Days of Prayer: Preparing Ourselves for God’s Calling. You will alternatively find a daily devotion available in our Sunday bulletins as well as a message like this on social media to better embrace God’s call. You might also adopt a discipline and practice listening for God singly or in a new Lenten small group. Whatever path God is calling you to this Lent, you are invited to rest and ‘Be Still and Know that ‘I AM GOD’.

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