Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Meaningful Lent, Part 6: His Lent and My Lent

It never fails.

I always make plans for Lent. Plenty o' plans.

But, God always has His own plans for my Lent.

Just a friendly, neighborhood reminder: if your Lent doesn't turn out to be what you envisioned, keep in mind that it's because we aren't really in charge. We never are.

If He hands you a different Lent from the one you planned, be assured that it is truly from His Hand, and tell Him, simply, "Thank You."


sarah said...

I want to be involved with Lent this year, and my plan is to wait for God to tell me what to do. I hope he hurries, time is running out! :-)

Maryan said...

Oh Karen, this is such good advice. Although I find myself choking on the "thank you" as I try to get it out.

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Sarah, there is still time! Not to worry. We're on God's time.

Thanks for the reminder, Karen. You are so right. In fact, I've already found that to be true, and humbling...