Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Questions to Ponder, Part 3

I'm still trying to get used to this whole blogging thing.  I never remember to come back and update.  This takes an extraordinary amount of time and well......This brings me back to the lenten season.  For all my good intentions, I have not lived up to any of the things (which I didn't verbalize here) I wanted to during this time.  I haven't spent as much time in my formal prayer life as I vowed to do.  Mind you, I talk to God all the time, but I wanted to be able to spend time humbling myself on my knees every morning and night rather than these chats that I carry on throughout the day.  It's nothing wrong with those chats, God welcomes fellowship with him in any form, but it was just something I wanted to do, and just didn't.  Now he'll forgive me for that.  The beauty of this season is that it's a reminder that God is a loving God, and he'll forgive ANYTHING, and for that I am grateful.

But that's just one of the things I didn't do and I've been sorta beating myself up for it.  So.....I've asked God to forgive me for not living up to the standards I set for myself, and I thanked him for allowing me to RECOGNIZE the areas where I have fallen short, and I have (and will continue) to ask for more strength to do the things I need to do in my quest to become a better wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, cousin, in-law, and any other hat I wear that I didn't mention.

How about you?  Did you make any sacrifices symbolizing God's sacrifice this season for us?  How'd you do?

1 comment:

  1. Well, I went to church on Ash Wednesday. That's about it. I feel just like you ... I speak to God every day, I READ all the time, my Bible, spiritual books and spend time pondering the meaning of life ... however I do feel that I need to spend more time on my knees, as you so aptly put it in you post. Check out my blog ... I posted something I read that was sooooooo beautiful I wanted to share it with everyone.

    Don't beat yourself up. You obviously are capable of examining yourself honestly ... which is already an indication of the quality person you are.



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