I wasn’t sure I wanted to do 40 Acts this Lent. I did manage it last year, for the first time, and only missed a few days. It got me into blogging, which I have continued. So I am thankful for that. But do I want to do it this year? I have already decided that I would give up alcohol for Lent and eat sensibly, taking more exercise. In other words, looking after the Temple of the Holy Spirit. This was after prayerful consideration and asking God what I should do.
This morning, over my cup of tea, I purposely checked emails to see if I was on the mailing list for 40acts – I am. I read through and agreed with the need for motivation.
Act 1: Ready to Act
We are encouraged to memorise this verse:
“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.”
(Proverbs 3:27 NIV)
It looks like I’m in.The clincher for me though was the inclusion in the email of God’s words:
This is my son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’
I have been mulling those over, and the extra “Listen to Him” for a couple of weeks, and trying to be obedient.This is what I did in my prayer journal leading up to Sunday 23rd Feb.
I take this as one of those coincidences that just might be a God-incidence. I do try to do good whenever I can. Yesterday I was going through some paperwork to do with a charity that I am a trustee of and realising how much there is that we could give away and so I started to prepare some publicity to raise awareness and invite people to apply. Although I have a busy day today I will join in 40 Acts and each day do my best to participate, and adapt it to my circumstances.
Thank you to my followers for your encouragement,May God bless you with a Lent that blesses others,