To Obey is better than Sacrifice

Tomorrow at church there will be doughnuts and coffee and tea as you come in through the front door. I'm trying to get us all to think about Lent in a different way this year. Now I'm not saying that fasting and depriving yourself of a luxury is a bad thing. I'm just saying perhaps its an easy way out of facing the real things that God wants to deal with in our lives.  So I'm debunking a wee bit of our tradition this Lent, hence the coffee and doughnuts. What I'm really saying is perhaps its not about giving things up, its about taking things up. I mean taking up a cross. Its not about s much about denying one's self chocolate or doughnuts. Its denying our old narure our sinful ambitions and taking on a new idenity of service and obedience. Keith Greene wrote a wonderfully challenging song about this whole issue its worth listening to and reflecting upon.[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
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Posted By: michelle   On: 15 Mar 2009   At: 12:09pm

i feel like a light, like a huge spotlight has been shone on my whole life, every thought, every action, how much am i living in god’s will?  thought i’d share a prayer that helps me to remember that there is a god n i’m not it! - God i offer myself to you, to build with me and do with me as you will.  Relieve me of the bondage of self, that i may better do your will.  Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those i would help of your power, love and your way of life.  May i do your will always.

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