New Roots Lenten Season Experience 2024 // Week 5

New Roots Lenten Season Experience 2024: Week 5 – Wednesday, March 13, 2024, to Tuesday, March 19, 2024

The Spirit-spirit Connection

As we continue our consideration of the questions:

What is it about your spiritual life that you would like to be different? What is the change
that you would like to see in yourself? How can your observance of Lent help you progress
toward that desired change?

You may recall, the invitation has centered around making this Lenten season a time of
intentional spiritual lifestyle positive change
that you want to see in your life.

As we continue to ponder these questions, I invite you to consider the Spirit-spirit connection,
because in doing so, the change that you would like to see in yourself may become more

Human beings are comprised of body, soul and spirit and the soul is comprised of our will, mind,
and emotions (see 1 Thessalonians 5:23).

God, the Trinity, is comprised of God the Father/Parent, God the Son, and God the Spirit, also
called the Spirit of God or the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 2:7-10 is about wisdom from the Spirit of God. The English Standard Version
(ESV) says,

“7 ... [The writers, followers of Jesus Christ,] impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, ...
8 None of the rulers of ...[their] age understood this, for if they had, they would not have
crucified ... [Jesus]. 9 But, as it is written,

‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love ... [God]’—

10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even
the depths of God”

The Spirit of God is available to reveal things to those who love God.

What do you want the Spirit of God to reveal to you?

Invitation: As you pursue intentional spiritual lifestyle positive change in your life, ask the Holy

1. Spend time with the questions:
a. What is the change that God wants to see in me?
b. How can my observance of Lent help me progress toward this desired positive
2. Ask God to help you with these questions.
3. Engage in practices such as prayer, journaling, visioning, Bible reading and study, etc. to
help explore these questions.
4. Record your answers to these questions in a place that you can refer/add to them daily.
5. If you identify actions to take, then act, if/when the timing is right, continuing to seek
God, recognizing that adjustment is a part of change.
6. Perhaps there are songs that express the connection that you want to have with the Holy
Spirit. Add these songs to your playlist and play them to remind you of the change you
want to see in your life.
7. It may or may not be appropriate to share your decision with someone; you can seek God
regarding this as well and act accordingly.
8. Celebrate the positive change you are seeing in your life.

Featured Selection: Speak to My Heart (Donnie McClurkin)

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