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Friday, February 23, 2007

More of Other People's Thoughts

My good friend Rachelle wrote:

The "bright sadness" that is Lent is underway. As I have prayed about the purpose of Lent, I have been convicted this year that it is a relationship God wants with me. The denying of self is to that purpose. It isn't that fasting, giving up sweets, or television, in and of itself is what God wants. It is that these things distract us, get in our way, mute our hearing of the still, small voice of the Spirit. It isn't that different than a wife who wishes her husband didn't play video games or watch football. It isn't the activity as much as her desire for his attention, his heart.

Read the whole post and be inspired.

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