Pastor Chris Seay invites us to participate in the kind of disruption that can lead us toward healthy change in this Lenten season. In preparation for Easter, we remember the words of the Prophet Isaiah, who reminds us that God is preparing something new. A way through the desert. How is God prompting you to examine and alter your rhythms through these sacred weeks?
2 Corinthians 8:10-15
"Nothing is so inconsistent with the life of any Christian as overindulgence."
- The Rule of Benedict
Reflection & Practice
The season of Lent is an invitation to enter into rhythms of silence, solitude, and stillness; to look inward with honesty and acknowledge our need to confess. These are 40 valuable days to disrupt habits that have kept us from living into the fullness of who God has created and called us to be.
Take some time to join us in this podcast resource for pause and reflection: https://ecclesiahouston.org/liturgy/2019/3/6/lent-silence
Pastor Chris shared many practical suggestions that you may choose to take on:
Eat simply; as the poor
Daily prayer & Communion for breakfast
Embrace silence in the car
Give up unnecessary shopping
Read Gospel of John twice & “Preparing for Easter”
Drink only water
Delete non-essential apps from your phone
Take a daily prayer walk
Give up all fried foods & processed foods
Take on a daily practice of giving something meaningful to a friend/stranger
Awake My Soul
Come Thou Fount
Nothing But The Blood
I Surrender All
Slow Me Down
May You Find A Light