March 8, 2019
PAUSE & Read
”This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” – Deuteronomy 30:19-20
PAUSE & REFLECT
In the midst of the journey through the desert, Moses invites the Israelites to make choices that will lead to life. Lent asks us to examine our choices. Choosing life involves awareness of those tendencies within us that sabotage our lives and of those that nourish them.
PAUSE & PRACTICE
Make two lists: 1.) “What brings me life” and 2.) “What takes life from me?” Add to the lists throughout the day. At the end of the day, reflect on these two columns and ask God for guidance in choosing life. Give thanks to God for new life that comes through Jesus Christ.
Devotional inspired by Trevor Hudson’s book, Pauses For Lent