Read Ephesians 3:14-19

from D. D. Meighen, Morgantown First Christian Church

I believe we receive God by actions and/or attitudes. Through action and service, we often discover God’s spirit and the riches of His glory. I heard one university student say it best on Martin Luther King’s Community Day of Caring toward the million hours of challenge by 2018 for all West Virginia citizens and students when he said, “I feel this is God’s way of helping me to give back what’s been given me.”

But it works the other way as well. Through prayer, Bible study, and meditation we often sense God’s spirit and grace within us, experiencing that Divine Love which surpasses knowledge. And we sense what the saints have comprehended.

During Lent, be open to God emptying into you, either by your actions in community service, or through your spiritual quest of prayer and meditation. And don’t be surprised that it could be a combination of both.

Lord, help us to be open to you in our lives through our spiritual journey and service commitments.