Today is Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday. Over the last five or so years, I’ve become intentional about observing Lent. I have grown significantly by either giving up things that may be a distraction or hindrance to focusing on God, or by adding practices that improve my spiritual health.
This year I have clearly sensed God’s direction to “fast” from Facebook during Lent. In addition, I will be following a Lenten devotional to help lead me into greater contemplation of the cross and deeper reflection and prayer. For several weeks, I have sensed God preparing my heart for what He wants to do in the next 40 days. May you also grow closer to Him in this season leading up to the joyful celebration of the Resurrection.