Lent-A time to renew

Last week, kicked off the lent season for 2019. If you are a serious believer then you know this is a very sacred time for Christians everywhere. Most believers are fasting for forty days or giving up something else they enjoy.  The goal is to draw closer to the Lord. Allow me to share with you some ways that you can participate in this Lent season. First, unplug yourself. Yes, for the next 30 days stay off all social media, abstain from television and limit your cell phone use.  Instead spend your time reading your bible and praying. Doing this will give you a greater awareness of God’s presence. 

Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights, he would eventually go on to die on the cross for our sins and he rose in victory.  Before he ascended into heaven he also promised to give us his sweet Holy Spirit to comfort us. The Holy spirit longs to have a relationship with you, but you are too busy to spend time with him.  Another suggestion is that you increase the time you spend in church. Don’t forsake the assembly of the saints. Go to prayer meeting and bible study. 

Be mindful of where your blessings come from. Too often we mistake material things for blessings. I hate to tell you this, but you are not blessed because your bank account is full or because you own nice things. One day you will have to leave it all behind and stand before God. The scripture says what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Without salvation you are spiritually bankrupt and heaven is not your home. As the songwriter said I would rather have Jesus than silver and gold.  Personally, I have learned that the closer I draw to Jesus the more fulfilled and happier my life has become.

I admonish you to prepare your heart and mind to receive the power of Pentecost that is about to be poured out on those that put their time in. So, spend time with Jesus during this sacred season!

 

2 thoughts on “Lent-A time to renew

  1. Jesus fasted in the wilderness (Luke 4 1-13) before he began his ministry, Sundays are not counted in Lent they are called Little Easter preparing us for the Resurrection. Pentecost this year is June 9. Beautiful post
    Pastor Eileen

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