Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lent Project


This is the third year that my church is participating in a Lenten project. We are encouraged to do three things:

1. Ask something BIG for myself
I know what I am asking, but for now, this will remain between God and me.

2. Pray for my six
These six should not be people that I pray for anyway, but additional people.
I chose my six to be a mix; some are my students and others are people that I sort of know. Our pastors are encouraging us not only to pray, but also to find ways to bless these people during Lent. "Spend some money or time on these special people.Bless them!" I am still praying and asking God how to bless my six this year.

3. Our BIG ask
This year our church wants all of us to ask that we could pay off the church mortgage as quickly as possible. Why? So that we could use that money for other programs at church.

As I drive to school in the mornings, I blast my radio with some praise music. Pray for my six and ask the big asks. It is time to have faith!





28 comments:

  1. I love reading your stories about faith. I am floundering right now and hoping this Lenten season brings me to where I want to be. Have a great Sunday!

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  2. I write about faith as it encourages me. I always so appreciate your comments Leigh Anne!

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  3. Jaana, What a great project during Lent. It really helps to focus. Interestingly, I seldom ask anything BIG for me. Thanks for sharing! It certainly is a time when faith is necessary.

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  4. Jaana,
    Your Lenten project is inspiring to me! It seems doable to manage 3 things daily. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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    1. Amy, you are right, this is doable!

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  5. Again, I am so impressed with the way your church encourages and supports you in being a community.

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    1. Our church is really about the community as there would not be a church without community.

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  6. Jaana, I like that you and your church are "doing something" instead of "giving up" something. The three items are totally doable and important. I plan to add them to my daily devotions. Thanks for sharing and May God answer your "Big".

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    1. Thank you Judy! I'll keep you posted!

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  7. Ohhhhh...I really like what your church is doing! It will be exciting to see what happens!

    When people pray, mountains move!

    God is good.

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  8. It sounds like your church is a wonderful community, Jaana. Nice for you and for the rest of the community too.

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  9. Three things. I like the simplicity of something that can have a BIG impact. Good luck to you and your mornings of prayer.

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  10. Your expression of faith is inspiring. I enjoy reading about ways that your faith has made you a strong and open person.

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  11. Ooh, what a neat idea! It sounds like this will be an incredible season of faith and love for you!!!

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    1. I hope so--need to have faith to make it happen!

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  12. I enjoy reading about what God is doing in others' lives even if at the moment He and I are not in the best of places. Ruth Ayres is doing 40 stories for Lent and I think I have cried through most of them.

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    1. Don't worry, God still has you in His sights! I need to mentally prepare myself to read Ruth's stories as I will most likely cry as well!

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  13. Prayer is powerful. There are six lucky people to have you offer prayers on their behalf.

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  14. I LOVE this Lenten project!!! Hmmmm, I may borrow some pieces for myself. Hope you don't mind. Favorite praise music?!?! (I miss reading & commenting on your blog. Being on the Welcome Wagon, I am missing out on my friends' blogs! I'll try and catch up!)

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    1. Favorite praise music?? Now, there is an idea for a blog post!

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  15. Love, love, love this idea! I'm jumping on board too. (Scribbling down the Lent project now..) Thank you for sharing, Jaana!

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    1. Plenty of time to join! Let's see all the prayers that God will answer!

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