The church we attend does not formally practice Lent. However, we as a family believe in the value of fasting. After all.... Jesus said "WHEN you fast". We teach our children that giving up something our flesh loves/enjoys during the lent season we can grow closer to God. When our flesh longs for the item we have given up we go to God instead. It is a very real reminder that we are FLESH and that we NEED our Savior!! During this time of lent we each prayerfully decide what to give up.
I am going to be giving up social media and blogs again this year. I know I have not been blogging as much as I used to but I find that I spend way too much time on facebook. Social media has its place, but for the time of lent it will not have a place in my life. I did this same fast last year and was very blessed by it.
I am also giving up another fleshly love.... sugar!! I must be crazy! Yup! Crazy about Jesus and I want to make HIM my source of comfort rather than that chocolate cake I love to bake and eat. I will tell you my family is a little concerned I will stop all baking and that they will be forced to give up sugar, too! LOL! I assured them that I will still produce a treat or two!
I ask that you pray for our family as we each fast during lent and pray for all individuals practicing Lent. God has a great desire to be the number one priority in our life..... we just have the tendency to fill up our hearts with all kinds of other things instead. See ya again in April!
Have a BLESSED day,
BE a BLESSING!