Melissa and I have never been one of those couples who consistently spend time praying together each evening. Don’t panic! Yes, we pray – together and alone… often. But it’s never been a scheduled every day practice for us. Anyone else out there in this category??
It’s been one of those areas that both of us have wanted to change. And for years we’ve talked about it, tried all sorts of different ideas, and remained frustrated with ourselves that we couldn’t do what we actually wanted. However, like a lot of other areas in our lives and relationship, we’re taking advantage of our sabbatical to make a change. Change takes time to sink in, but it requires us to make consistent decisions one day at a time.
During Lent (the Church season leading up to Easter), we are committing to doing a short meditation together each evening. We are using a resource produced by Church Resource Ministries (our missions organization). We think this will help us establish a new rhythm, a new habit, that we want to be part of our lives.
If you are like me, it’s easy to over-plan, over-commit, and give up too soon. That’s why I like having something we are both excited about that is do-able. Wondering if you have things you would like to be [more] part of your life? Doesn’t have to be something spiritual. Can you start with something small like we are? Would love to encourage you any way we can, so feel free to send us a message and let us know!
btw, if you are interested in CRM’s Lent devotional, you can signup online to receive the daily reflections via email here – http://www.crmleaders.org/lent/