Monday, March 06, 2006

I'm giving up fear for Lent. I grew up Catholic, and Lent was always a huge emphasis. I usually gave up chocolate for the forty days, with pig-outs on Sundays.
One of my daughters felt prompted to give up alcohol for Lent, and it caused me to think about what the Lord would have me abstain from.
I felt like He said, "Give up your fear."
Not sure how to do that, but I'm giving it a try. My plan is to feed my soul on verses about faith and trust.
"Without faith, it is impossible to please Him." Heb. 11:6.


rebecca said...

welcome to cyber space! Though I am really quite bad at the whole blog thing, I don't think i have posted in a month.. it's fun!
I'm doing the whole lent thing w/ linds.. I found this from my pastors blog (man every one has a blog) it's encourageing.. thought I would pass it along:

"Fasting, in its healthy, non-religious form, is a discipline of the appetite. A reminder that we do not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from God’s mouth. Fasting is not a deal cut with God, but a sharpening of our senses, an embrace of our mortality and even our death. It’s a celebration of our freedom. We are not slaves but free men and women in Christ. And we are as free to put down the piece of bread or that glass of wine as we are to take it up. “For freedom Christ has set you free” (Gal 5:1), let no one or nothing enslave you, including food and drink. (or fear :) )

While it may sound strange, I will say it anyway. Enjoy this season of Lent. Savor the opportunity to give more of yourself away to others in need. Relish the discipline of your appetites. Enjoy a greater time for prayer and the Word of God. It is truly a joy to be free in Christ, and to experience the freedom of those who are dead and no longer live to themselves, whose lives are hidden safely in Jesus.

And when your Lenten fast is ended, may you come to a renewed joy of the Paschal Feast that is already and always yours in Jesus.

Happy Lent.



blessings this lenten season

mexicandyce said...

i love you and your blogs about lent.

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