We now are midway through Lent^.
This year is my first attempt at ‘fasting’. Well, to be exact “coffee- fasting”. It has taken me 3 years to even attempt at ‘giving up’ something for this season.
Have you ever been through the motions of ‘giving up’ something? What was it like? Did you rely on your willpower alone? Or did you anchor your reliance to ‘give up’ on something or someone? In the end, does it matter how you did it or just the fact that you did it? Is it more about reaching the end or the journey through it?
For me, through this season, it’s the journey and the transformation that matters most.
“I can, I will.” means NOTHING, yes NOTHING, if not anchored in Jesus. #poweredbyGod
Do you have a story to share for this season?
^Source – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent
Lent (Latin: Quadragesima; English: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar of many Christian denominations that begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving,atonement, and self-denial.
During Lent, many Christians commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries as a form of penitence. Many Christians also add a Lenten spiritual discipline, such as reading a daily devotional, to draw themselves near to God.
Lent is traditionally described as lasting for 40 days, in commemoration of the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, before beginning his public ministry, after which he endured temptation by the Devil. In most of the West, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. However, various Christian denominationscalculate its length differently