Receive the grace of God today. It will humble you, and the gift of Lent is there to remind you of God’s grace. But see how good God is? In giving you His grace and having you humbly accept it, He gives you an equally valuable gift: the gift of humility before Him.
And by the gifts of humility and thanksgiving, God is able to give grace and glory to the humble, through the grace of Jesus Christ.
Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your amazing gifts of grace. Thank You especially for choosing me to be Your child, restored to Your presence forever. Please humbly receive my thanks as I acknowledge that You, and not I, are the source of the good things in my life.
Point for Meditation:
Practice using your Lenten discipline (what you have chosen to give up) this year as a means of remembering God’s good gifts to you. Every time you remember the good gift of God that you have removed from your life for a season, use it as a means of remembering all of God’s other good gifts. For example, if you’ve given up desserts, every time you crave one, give thanks to God for desserts but also for the sweetness of life with His Son, the fellowship with the saints, the goodness of creation, etc.
Resolution: I resolve to remember at least 5 good things God has given me, to remember that they came from God, and to thank God for each one of them.
from Fr. Charles Erlandson’s Feb 14th Devotional at Give Us This Day, on the passage 1 Cor 1:11-17