For the first time ever (southern baptist now turned methodist, but loving the Lord and that's what matters, right?), I'm participating in lent.
Really considered giving up chocolate or sweets, but honestly that'd be easy for me (I'd just turn to chips). Thought about giving up chips and chocolate, but I'd likely fail miserably.
Saw this on one of my favorite blogs and knew immediately this would be my act of penitence for lent. Giving of my time to ... kneel more. You can read more about it the 7:14 experiment here.
The praying part will not be new as I spend time in prayer most mornings, but not on my knees. I love what Mark had to say about humbling ourselves on our knees... "there is nothing magical about kneeling, but there is something biblical about it. I've found that my heart posture often mirrors my physical posture." Love that last part.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14