Daily Lenten Reflection

God—you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you! I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God, traveling across dry and weary deserts. Psalm 63:1 (MSG)

There are no obvious reasons to look forward to Lent. We begin with ashes and end with the Last Supper.

In the between-time we’re invited to ponder dust and walk in wild, dangerous, desert landscapes. We’re invited to face our mortality and our weakness. Frankly, few of us would choose Lent. Most of us have to be driven into it, just as Jesus was driven into the wilderness by the Spirit after his baptism. –David Brock, Driven Into Lent 


  • Where do you notice reluctance within on this Lenten journey? When do you find yourself led by the Spirit into something you would otherwise not choose?
  • How is the Spirit moving in you in the between-time of Lent as you “ponder dust and walk in wild, dangerous, desert landscapes?”
  • Prayerfully dwell with Psalm 63:1. What is God’s invitation to you in this text today?