Tuesday, February 17, 2015

LENT - How We Love God, Others and Ourself

Lent - How We Love God, Others, and Ourself

Lent is the perfect season to re-dedicate ourselves as followers of Christ as we prepare to celebrate His resurrection on Easter.  As children, we might have decided which of our favorite foods, toys or games to give up for 40 days, but Lent is so much more than giving up Chocolate or TV.  The focus, as I was very recently reminded by Kathryn Whitaker at Team Whitaker, should be on Love.

Lent should be about how we love God, others and ourself.  So, rather than look at these thinks below to incorporate them all or a bunch into a Lenten plan, read them with the idea that something in one may speak to your heart about where you are on your Journey with God right now.

40 Ways to Give During Lent #Givefor40Find something that will help bring you closer to discipleship in preparation for His Resurrection.

I start my list with my favorite because it came from my family.  40 Ways to Give for 40.  My kids and I a couple of years ago tried to think of ways to serve others during Lent. We merged our Sacrifice, Almsgiving and Prayer into a list of ideas for Lent.  It is my "go-to" list when I find myself thinking about how I can see Jesus in others and serve them during Lent.  




Remember, don't be overwhelmed.  Lent is about doing (or not doing) something to grow closer to God.  There isn't a checklist and sometimes there really isn't a plan.  It's a journey of sacrifice, prayer and giving that ultimately leads to the most gracious gift ever given to us.



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