Lenten Fog

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Posted by Joline

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Oh, how I've struggled with it.

I've tried devotionals. Prayer books. Giving up the discipline of giving up . . . I can honestly say that I've never found a Lenten practice which has stuck.

And you know what?

That's OK.

We have a saying in our family.

Relentless Forward Progress.

Lent tends to stop me in my tracks - because even though I have been consistently meeting with God everyday, Lent shows up and I get this pressure like I'm supposed to "Quick! do something different!"

Only, I can honestly say that I find myself immersed in a reLENTless "God-fog" all day. So I struggle with the idea of messing with progress.

If you've even been in a thick, chunky fog, you'll know what I mean. It consumes. Envelops. Penetrates. You can feel it. Taste it. Smell it. It seeps into every tiny crack and crevice. It overtakes.

Because I work from home, I have the benefit of silence and solitude all day long, and thus, I do tend to walk in a God-fog while I'm alone for hours in the house.

During Lent, it's no different, although the focus of my thoughts and prayers tends to re-calibrate on my gratitude for the walk Jesus endured for me.

A walk that ended with Him hanging on a cross.


I'll stick with my God-fog, thank you very much.

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