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Day Four: Drawing Closer to the Lord

Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.”

Lent can be a time of great communion with God. We often pray more and spend more time in His presence. It’s also a great time to reflect on all that Christ has done for us. We can meditate on His word, and let it change us. 

It was when I was going through one of the hardest times of my life that I really and truly learned to trust in the Lord. As a Christian for most of my life, I had become lukewarm in my devotion to Him, but that all changed when life as I knew it came crashing down around me. It was one of the worst experiences of my life, but also a time that brought me closer to Him than ever before. The Word became necessary for me to get through each day. Prayer became something I did multiple times a day. Gone was the obligatory devotional reading half of the mornings a week, and instead I was meditating on His Word day and night. If I woke in the middle of the night, it was my Bible I was reaching for, not my phone for mindless social media scrolling. 

This isn’t to say that we need tragedy in our lives in order to draw closer to Him. We can do it now. Lent is a perfect time to renew our hearts and minds toward the Lord. To make sure the words we’re speaking, and the thoughts we’re thinking are acceptable to him. It’s a great time to clean house and remove those things that have become idols or temptations in our lives. It is a great time for reflection and prayer as we prepare our hearts for Easter. 

In what ways can you let the words of your mouth and meditations of your heart draw you closer to the Lord during this season of Lent? 

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