Preparing for Easter

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“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time…” (2 Timothy 1:9).

Lent begins today. What will we do with it? Is it just another day in our life, or is it something in which we take action? The action is in preparation. Preparation can take many forms such as buying eggs to color, getting an Easter dress and bonnet, or planning a special meal for Easter. There is nothing wrong with doing these things, but the real preparation is in the heart. Lent is a time to prepare our hearts for the greatest event in history. Reliving the Easter experience in our lives brings us closer to the true meaning of what Jesus accomplished and what it cost him.

God calls us to live a holy life. God is the only one who makes us holy and it is truly only by his grace that we can experience holiness in walking with God. Follow in the footsteps of the Master this Lenten season and discover the powerful events of God as he readies his one and only son to pay the ultimate price for you and me.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank you for taking the sin in my life and paying for it. Your love for me is more than I can imagine although I don’t deserve it. I pray that I can pick up your cross each day and carry it closer and closer to Calvary. Amen

Faith Tip: Begin today with praying for an open heart to where God wants to take you on this Lenten journey.

One thought on “Preparing for Easter

  1. “The real preparation is in the heart.” (and renewing of the mind). Rom 12:2. That idea is implied because the mind makes the resolve, but some people may need help to think that far.

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