As I enjoyed joining in with Floss's A Pause in Advent I thought I would join in with her again for A Pause in Lent. This year Floss and Ang of Tracing Rainbows have come up with a list of suggested words/themes for us to follow over the next six weeks in the run-up to Easter.
Valour: Pursuit of Knowledge
Generosity: Pursuit of Charity
Liberality: Pursuit of Will
Diligence: Pursuit of Ethics
Patience: Pursuit of Peace
Kindness: Pursuit of Love
Humility: Pursuit of Modesty
These are based on the cardinal and theological virtues. I am not going to go into the historical significance of them or how they came into being - if you are interested in that there is always Google!
I am merely going to make some thoughts on each one over the coming weeks. To make is easier (I think) on myself I am also going to take them in the order listed. So that makes today's thoughts about Valour:Pursuit of Knowledge.
When we think of knowledge we often think about the attainment of facts, learning more about something or someone, knowing lots of things - so if we learn lots of facts about God and the Bible then we will know Him, right - wrong!! Knowledge of God is more than learning facts about Him. We read in Proverbs 1:7 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge". We need to know God by being in a relationship with Him. Knowing God is more than merely learning things about Him, we need to get to know him in a personal way. I hope that during this journey through Lent that I will come to know Him better and to have a greater knowledge of our wonderful God.
As my daily reading throughout Lent I am using this book by Tom Wright