Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lent Words Day 2:Turn

"Direct me in the path of your commands,
    for there I find delight.
Turn my heart toward your statutes
    and not toward selfish gain.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
    preserve my life according to your word."
Psalm 119:35-37

I originally wasn't planning on doing a post today, but today's word and this verse struck me. In Hebrew the word turn is also the word used for repent.(Shuwb, pronounced shuv). Although it is not the same word used for turn in the above passage, it carries the same meaning. To repent is to turn away from sin and to turn your heart to God. It's a fitting word for this day after Ash Wednesday when we are reminded of our sinfulness. This awareness is meant to help us turn back to God - toward His statutes, His laws, His ways. Take some time to turn your heart toward God today.

If today is the first day you are reading about Lent Words 2018: A Creative Challenge Through the Season of Lent,  then I invite you to join us. There is a private Facebook group where you can join the conversation:

Another group I am co-leading this year is called Everyday Journals ~ Living Your Word of the Year.
Bernice Hopper, Valerie Sjodin and I are using one journal to record events, experiences and relationships and  to explore our word’s meaning in visual and fun ways. We are each blogging about our experiences and our art. If you would like to connect with others about creatively organizing your word, your ideas, thoughts, prayers, events, or your projects all in one journal, you are invited to join our Facebook group: Everyday Journals – Living Your Word of the Year.

Hashtags on Instagram: #everydayjournals2018, #livingyourword2018

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