Tuesday, March 8, 2011
40 Days Towards a Better Understanding of God
Lent means something different to everyone. For me it's a time of self-sacrifice, reflection, obedience and down right spiritual spring cleaning. Lent is a time to give more of myself to God and at the same time learn how to be more faithful to the teachings of Christ. This doesn't mean I shouldn't do this the other 325 days of the year--God knows I should. It simply means that during this period when I'm "sacrificing & suffering" like Christ, I need to draw closer to him. I need to empty myself out.....so I can allow Christ to fill me up.
So for Lent I have decided to forgo drinking coffee and soda. These are both vices of mine that I will eliminate from my life for the next six weeks. I see this as relying on the comfort of Christ instead of running to a comfort drink. I will also post a quick daily blog based off of the scripture readings I receive in my email inbox from Air1 Radio. Nothing deep, just a short reflection on what I take away from the reading.
In the end, I expect to come away from this Lent season a little more mature in my faith and a lot more understanding of what it takes to truly follow Christ.