Reflections for March 9, 2014

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Matthew 4:1–11

As part of Jesus’ – and our own individual – spiritual journey, Jesus goes into the Spirit wilderness, where he’s tested. It’s during this time that Jesus chooses who he will be and whose he will be with his responses to the tempter’s suggestions. The decisions we face about how we live our lives today are no different. The choices we make about what will feed us and sustain us physically and spiritually can reflect God’s love in our lives.

This week – As you start your Lenten journey, choose a “wilderness” area in your life – perhaps a dark place where temptations (physical or spiritual) seem to creep up on you. Invite God into this wilderness and depend on God when you are tempted.

Seasons of the Spirit, Wood Lake Publishing

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