I have never celebrated Lent nor given much thought to it.
To be completely truthful, mostly all I know of Lent is from Facebook posts that talk about what the individual is going to give up for Lent.
Lent has never been part of my Christian walk, nor have I had any teaching on it.
I think of how Jesus came and took our sin and gave us His righteousness. God has given us the Way, the Truth and the Life and in Christ, we live and breathe and have our being. We are loved, wholly, passionately and without reserve by a God who gave His only Son for us and we are well pleasing to Him. God gave all, He gave the best ~ for you and for me.
…Well, no matter what I know or don’t know, I am not giving up anything for Lent…
Especially when I can come into His presence and give Him my heart.
As I gaze at the years behind me, I know I have experienced the strength that truly does rise as we wait upon the Lord. Of even greater importance is the amazing joy and freedom I have experienced after a time of repentance. The shame I wore for so many years kept me from a real heart to heart relationship with Jesus and when I finally heard the term ‘repentance’ my heart was broken and became completely HIS.Continue Reading