Tomorrow starts the 40 days preceding Palm Sunday with Ash Wednesday. During these 40 days Christians observe fasting, prayer, reflection, spiritual discipline, and moderation (or giving up) of something. Following this is the Holy Week, the week of Easter, which is marked by continual fasting by some followers.

What I’m attempting to do this Lent season is fast once a week (with an emphasis on prayer during that day) and give up all beverages except water. In this I hope to also spend a lot more time in study of the Scriptures, and reflecting/blogging/writing in my prayer journal. I urge anyone who desires to grow closer to God to spend serious time with God in these coming weeks. You’ll never grow if you aren’t intentional about it.

Take time to remember the importance of this time of year and reflect on it’s implications for your life, and even what it means for everyone around the world.


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