You are invited to join us on our #40daylent journey.
We want to offer you 40 Biblical words that may help you in your personal preparation for Easter.
From Ash Wednesday, we will release a word a day on our website and social media pages. Each word comes together with a Biblical verse or a prayerful reflection or something practical to do so that we can open our lives wider to the presence of the crucified and risen Christ.
We encourage you to daily submit a picture of your Lenten journey! Submit your picture associated with the word of the day on a platform of your choice and hashtag #40daylent
Get creative! Get deliberate! Let’s make Lent intentional.
WORD OF THE DAY
Day 3: CHOOSE
In the midst of their journey Moses invited the Israel people to choose life rather than death. (Duet 30:15)
The same choice always faces us.
Make two lists today: “Things that bring me alive” and the other, “Things that deaden me.”
Keep this list near you through the day and add to it whenever another item comes to you. At the end of the day reflect on these two columns and ask God how you can choose life right now.
Give thanks that God is the Source of all life, especially the new life that comes to us through Jesus Christ.
Day 4 FAST (SATURDAY 8 MARCH)
Throughout the ages all those who have made an impact on their generation for the sake of Christ have fasted. Jesus said “When you fast…,” not “If you fast…” (Mathew 6:16)
Fasting is an opportunity to feast on God’s personal love and overwhelming goodness. Go throughout the day without eating between mealtimes. Allow your desires for food during this time to deepen your consciousness of how Jesus gave himself for you.
© Trevor Hudson 2013
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