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Give Up And Gain During Lent!

For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 

Giving up. This is Day 2 of Lent and maybe you are at the point where you want to give up already. Go ahead! Follow your heart and put your attention elsewhere. Why put yourself through unnecessary misery?

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Gaining. Whether or not you have been gaining during Lent is a question only you can answer. It is not the physical tonnage to which I refer but rather that which is to be gained by pursuing a relationship with Christ. Many of us choose to give something up in order to focus on Christ more during Lent. But, how many of us give up something tangible for Lent without replacing it with a practice that will cause us to think and ponder the work of Christ? Just take a look at What Twitter is Giving up for Lent. What we don't know is how many of those thousands who gave something up will be able to say that they gained during this season.

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We focus on Christ during this time of year leading up to Easter.
We give something up in order to gain.

To Know Christ. When we focus on Christ, we see more of who God is and we better understand the depth of His great love for us. While we were sinners, Christ died for us; if we take the time to think about the ramifications of His unconditional act of love it is far beyond our thinking to fully comprehend what He endured for us. If you are looking for something to better focus your heart and mind on Christ, you can check out Lent Devotionals at BibleGateway.

Let's be determined to truly gain during this Lenten season -- He is beyond compare!

 

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  1. I've decided to go for gain over giving up this year. I've often sacrificed things are not replaced them with anything, just moaned about what I was missing out on! So this year, I'm doing the 40 Acts program - 40 positive things every day to make someone else's life better :)

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  2. That sounds great Suzanne -- what a wonderful way to show others the love of Christ. Blessings to you!

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