Practicing Christianity Through Lent

“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.” G. K. Chesterton

Chesterton’s quote is a convicting one to me. At our church we are practicing spiritual disciplines throughout Lent; so far we have touched on prayer, submission and confession. This has gotten me thinking, asking myself the question “What is it that Christians do?”

This is the root of Chesterton’s quote…what is it to be a Christian? How would it look if someone joined your family for a month — would they be curious about the Christian activities of your life? How has your salvation led to lifestyle change?

The ability to follow God is a gift from God, yet it also seems to hinge in some way on our own initiative (which is only made possible through God…what a mystery!). As such, I invite you this season to look into the activities of Christians. What role do these activities have in our spiritual formation?

Do these activities have a place in your life? 

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