Intentional Pilgrimage

I titled this section “Pilgrimage to Easter”, because that is precisely what it is. Often times, I am not prepared for Easter. My spirit is far from prepared for the glory of Easter and all that it encompasses. Lent, for me, is a pilgrimage. It is a gradual approach to Easter, that requires diligence that God deserves – to ensure I am ready for Easter.

During the course of the next several weeks, I will post in this specific category. It may regarding Lent itself, or involve sharing my Lent reading plan… It will be about this pilgrimage to “Jerusalem”.

For those who desire to go on a similar walk, consider joining me. It is about setting our eyes on this pilgrimage. It is about seeking God intentionally.

Lent needs to be a deliberate act to be intentional in seeking God’s face, pursuing things that draw us nearer to Him and removing things that hinder His voice. Not just for a season, but for good…

As we seek intentional living, we are reminded how Jesus is intentional in saving and loving us regardless of how foolish we may have acted.

Psalm 84:5 says:

“What joy for those whose strength comes
from the LORD, who have set their minds
on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.”

Reflection Questions:

  1. Are you participating in the season of preparing your spirit for Easter?
  2. Are you ready for the joy that awaits you?
  3. Are you ready for the spiritual growth and excitement that awaits your spirit?

Hebrews 12:2

 “… [L]ooking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of
our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured
the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”