I tell you, but unless you change your hearts and lives, you will die just as they did.”
Are there any ways of thinking you have that keep you angry, sulking…maybe fearful? Is there anything that you’re doing in your life that is making you unhappy, or is just plain wrong? Jesus wants to free you from being tied up by all this. He invites you to do a flip-flop in your ways of thinking and turn over your life to God.
This is the meaning of the word “repent.” It not only means “stop being bad and start being good,” it also means to change your whole way of thinking about things.
Each of us is like a tree planted by the Lord. Just as a tree needs water and fertilizer to make it grow, so do you and I need the water of the Spirit and the fertilizer of God’s Word every day…such as this plan to read the Bible in three years! It’s interesting that the three-year period of waiting for the fig tree to bear fruit is the same number of years as the Bible plan—three!
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
My life as bearing good fruit v. 6
For more information about this creative way to pray,
see Bible Breaths.
This is the Third Week in Lent
Spring in the north. Year C
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from
The Revised Common Lectionary
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…