For this limited series, we asked recipients of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award, “How are you tending your soul this Lent?” We’re grateful to those who shared. We hope you’ll find some inspiration and encouragement for your daily practices.
From Frank Davis, 2015 recipient from the Greater New Jersey UMC Conference.
Thank you for taking the time to ask the question: How are you tending to your soul during this season of Lent?
As I read the question I smiled and immediately said – through prayer, study, quality time with God, service to others and fasting… but when I thought about it a little longer, I thought of myself looking in a mirror and simply saying- Thank you God for one more day. I don’t know how I would have made it this far without God.
There is a Scripture that says it better than I could: John 6: 60-70 where many followers deserted Jesus and Jesus asks the 12 if they were going to leave him too and Peter’s response in verses 68-69 energized my soul – he said, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Peter said – Lord where would we go? – You are the only God we know!
As I look in the mirror – all I can say is, “Thank you God for one more day – YOU are the ONLY God I know.”