Lent Day 25: The Blessings of the Week

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Today is a day to review your journey with Jesus over the past week. Ask Jesus to be with you as you do so. Let the Holy Spirit guide your thoughts, emotions, and memories.

OPTION 1

Look over the week’s devotionals and/or your journal entries (Day 20, Day 21, Day 22, Day 23, Day 24). What stands out to you?  How has Jesus been present to you this week? Where do you sense Jesus inviting your attention so that you may go deeper with him?

OPTION 2

If looking over the entire week feels too overwhelming, reflect on one or more of these themes from the week’s devotionals:

1) What does it mean to you that Jesus is your Shepherd? How do you need him to guide and speak to you in this coming week?

2) How have you loved, befriended, and honored Jesus through your thoughts, words, and deeds this week? How do you sense Jesus responding to you?

3) Lazarus’ resurrection helps us look forward to Jesus’ resurrection at Easter and to the new life he gives freely to all. As you look at your own life, the lives of those you love, your faith community, nature, and the wider world, what signs of new life do you see? Spend some time rejoicing in these signs of hope and promise.

OBEY
Take a moment to bask in the gifts that God has brought you this week. Tell Jesus your hopes and dreams for the week to come.

 

“Leap of Faith” is a devotional series on the Gospel of John for the Lent season. All readings are available on the Vineyard One NYC app, along with additional resources for Bible reading, worship, and prayer (IPhone app here; Google Play app here).

 

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