I woke up this morning so excited that Lent Season starts today! Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. The purpose of Lent is to set aside time for reflection on JESUS-HIS suffering, HIS sacrifice, HIS life, death, burial and resurrection.
(Exodus 24:18). Elijah, after he was fed with bread from heaven, journeyed through the wilderness without any food for 40 days to the mountain of God (1 King 19:8).
As you are deciding what you are going to fast from for the next 40 days remember that you are offering up a gift of sacrifice unto GOD. Ask yourself if the gift that you offering to GOD is going to be pleasing to HIM. GOD is looking for a spiritual sacrifice during this time and on 7 April HE wants you to be spiritually stronger than you were today when you started Lent Season.
When I think about all that GOD has sacrificed for me I am excited about this season of fasting and prayer as it leads up to Resurrection Sunday.
Scriptures to meditate on: