Lent 2017: Trying


I’ll try again,
Even though based on past attempts
I may not succeed,
I still have this need
To prove myself.

Doing something new
Seems to be the current vogue,
But denial is the tougher challenge.
Without wine gums, toffees, chocolate or any other sweets?
This is not to be entered into lightly or half-heartedly.
So, Lent is twofold:
Denial concentrates the mind
While the modified diet is more kind to me.

As I focus on the grace bestowed
On me because Christ died,
Grace that I cannot earn,
Grace that I cannot ever repay,
I will examine in what ways
I can pay this debit forward.
If I can sow a seed of doubt against unbelief
I will count it as a triumph
And with God’s grace, spend the rest of my life trying.

Copyright wordz2Go Feb 2017
2 Corinthians 2:14 – ‘But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.’