Lent is a time where many people “give up” something for 40 days in honor of the great sacrifice Our Father gave up for us…His Son. Jesus died on a cross for our sins, and it is this period of Lent that leads up to the death and resurrection that we intensely remember this gracious gift. I decided to give up something simple…Words with Friends…a scrabble like game that I play on my phone many times throughout the day when I have a minute to spare. I build words with friends in places I used to live and places I now live. I even build words with my husband! However, these are precious minutes that I really could spend attending to the now in front of me verses a game board of meaningless letters. I also figured I could spend more time in HIS WORD. That is something I need to gain more of…spend more minutes reading.
Reading posts of friends on Facebook this week I noted that several of my friends are giving up Facebook. “See you after Lent!” I have taken hiatus from social media before too. That is a great thing to do from time to time…it gives you perspective on the draw it has and that you can live life without it. What else can we live without? I saw a friend post this to Facebook yesterday:
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It doesn’t truly matter the size of the bag or the number. The thing that matters is the heart. What are you doing to clean out your heart during Lent? I am pondering that question today. I do like to give things away. Sometimes I am reluctant to give away the Word of God though. I am praying through that as well. How can I evangelize more? How can I share God’s love today and every day?
“Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5
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