A Lenten Journey of Naming God’s Presence
The reality of God’s presence should give us reason to pause. We know our pastors have the theological training to understand God’s presence. We also know many of our laity can teach about God’s presence.
But we see evidence that the distance between our heads and hearts continues to widen.
So, it’s time to get real. “Get Real” is an opportunity for you and your local church to name in plain, every day, ordinary ways where God is showing up. If you’ve only been thinking about how God could show up and not named how God is showing up, it’s time to Get Real.
- Read a Scripture.
- Reflect on a focus word.
- Respond to one question.
We told you, it’s simple. But don’t let the simplicity fool you. It’s also what leads to individual and community transformation.
What You’ll Do:
We’ll post a Scripture, word, and question every morning at 6:30 a.m. Look for it to be “pinned” to the top of the page before 8 a.m. Each day stands on its own. While this series starts on 2/14/18, you can jump in at any time. Here’s what we’ll do together.
- READ the Scripture.
- REFLECT on a focus word throughout the day.
- RESPOND to a question after 7:30 p.m.
Again, the process is simple. The outcome is transformational.
Who is the For?
Get Real is for the one who is struggling to wonder if God is real. This process can create space to talk about Jesus. For the one looking to engage a Lenten discipline, this process can provide structure and guidance. For anyone seeking to be faithful today, tomorrow, and the next day, this is a practice of faithfulness.
Can you imagine what might happen in our cities, towns, and neighborhoods if we spent time this lent and simply got real about God’s presence in our life? What might happen if we then joined God in ministry where we live, work, worship, and play? I believe our lives and our communities will change.
So, where did you see God today? Let us know in the comments below. Better yet, sign-up below to Get Real. And remember, you can join at any time. The dates below simply serve as a guide.