“...you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32
Almost six weeks ago, I began the Lenten journey with the idea of “Divine Therapy” and a commitment to free myself from the things that distract me from God. As the days passed, I found myself trying to escape the awkward, loud silence of truth - parts of me that are never quiet, yet somehow never heard. Truth hurts...but it can also set you free.
The truth that sets you free is more than an intellectual “knowing” of Scripture and theology, it is an unmistakable soul-knowledge that grows in the discomfort of silence. And this deeper truth leads to genuine community, confession, repentance, and pruning of my soul. As I allow His wounds to flow through my broken pieces, He forms something new. And He won't be finished until every last piece is restored and made useful for His purposes.
I entered Lent with a broken heart. I leave Lent with a surrendered heart. I anticipate Easter with the hope of a whole heart...fulfilled.
“...by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
Join us for Easter:
Easter Sunday, 4/8, 9 and 11 a.m.
Crescenta Valley High School (map)
Tue, April 3, 2012
by Cyndi Roberts filed under