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"God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself,
because it is not there.There is no such thing."
- C.S. Lewis

I stumbled across this on Facebook this morning and it really has me thinking. I'm not going to lie, I've been struggling lately to be "happy." I know that I'm looking for happiness in mostly the wrong places, but man is that a hard habit to break. I know that true joy and contentment come from only one place, or rather from the One.

So why is it so hard to break the wiring that draws me to looking for happiness in people and things and everything apart from Him. This week has been a rough one. While I am so thankful for the time that I got to spend and catch up with some people that I absolutely love, I still feel kind of empty. So right there, my friends can't make me happy. I have to dig deeper.

So digging deeper it is! It's Lent! I love this time of year. It's a great excuse to turn toward God and find our purpose in Him. I've been reading a devotion for Lent that has a theme of "Living like it's Lent." It's kind of fun so far. In the first week, I've been reading a lot about how our lives are "leant" to us so we better use them to serve the Lord. I like the concept.

So I've been reflecting. What gifts has God given me? Even gifts that seem insignificant to me, are probably far more important that I realize. So how can I use those gifts to serve others? It's time to get creative. But the great thing is that God is right next to me through all of this. Through my brainstorming, but also through my struggle.
"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Don't be afraid; do not be discouraged."
- Deuteronomy 31:8
It's almost spring! It's almost Easter! Enjoy the journey through Lent. Hopefully it brings some enlightenment to all of us.