It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. Romans 8:10-11, MSG
Lent is primarily about dislocation. It is about the inability to go on with business as usual. “The ashes of Lent,” says Ron Rolheiser, “invite us . . . to leave our regular beds and tables to sleep and sit patiently for a while in the ashes . . . so that some silent, inner, gestation process can teach us what it means that we are dust and that we are invited to turn from sin to the gospel.” –David Brock, Driven Into Lent
- When have you experienced transformation through dislocation on your spiritual journey?
- How is the Spirit prompting you to slow down or cease “business as usual” to be more attentive to what is growing within?
- Prayerfully dwell in Romans 8:10-11. What is God’s invitation to you in this text?