1. Lent is a choice.
No one can make me more holy.
No organization can make me a better person.
No ritual or habit will improve my standing with God.
2. It was my choice to observe Lent this year.
I thought that I might feel differently than I did before Lent.
Sure, it is only day 2 but there is no difference in today or any other Thursday.
Feelings. Can’t really trust them. I feel the same.
Choices and emotions.
They do go together but in a certain order.
It seems to me that living for God and following Jesus involves both; choice and emotion.
I think that I need to choose the right thing and then I will feel the right thing.
Restated, choosing right brings right feelings.
I made some choices based on feelings today.
I think that tomorrow will bring more opportunities to make choices.
And I am going to make them based on truth and faith, not feelings.
Or at least I am going to try.
Chin up friend, seek God first (choice) and all these things (emotion) will be added to you.
Good night and God bless!