The season of Lent, ” a time of repentance, fasting, and preparation for the coming of the Easter season. It is a time of self-examination and reflection.”
I didn’t grow up in a church that observed the Church calendar, maybe that’s why I’m so drawn to it.
Or maybe it’s the order and intentionality that I love.
It’s especially true during Lent. Having a season set aside to honestly contemplate exactly what in my life is stealing my freedom, has helped me more than I can tell you.
It takes bravery to ask myself: what specific habits or sin-patterns are keeping me from being the person God intended…keeping me in slavery?
The honest answer to that question brings me such sorrow. And “Godly sorrow brings repentance.”
And repentance is truly what I want.
Because I don’t have all the time in the world. Ash Wednesday reminds me, I will die one day…from dust to dust. I don’t have time to waste on things that steal my focus away from what matters most. Or worse, I don’t have the luxury of time to allow habits to take over and make me more self-focused.
I’m thankful for the Lenton season, time set aside to focus on *my sinfulness before God and *my mortality. I do this with the hope that God will help me let go of those things that aren’t pleasing to Him. Things that are ultimately harmful to me.
I pray that your season of Lent will be meaningful and life changing my friends ~ xo
— In addition to repentance and letting go of lesser things, our church asks that we all pick 1 person to focus our prayers on during the Lenton season—I love the idea…just a thought. —-