As we prepare for the Lenten season, let us look forward to making the most of it. We spend 40 entirely focused on the Lord every year and commit to Him. This year, make the most of it by spending 40 focused days on the Lord. Whether fasting or just giving something up, this is about following God’s direction. “If My People” is a series that we will use to seek God’s guidance during this time. We will use the next 40 days to seek God’s healing in our life by following His direction to humble, pray, desire, and turn. We hope you will join us on this journey.
In the book of Joel, we read, “Rend your heart and not your garments.” Rending our hearts is something that we should consider as we prepare for Lent. It’s easy to do things without really thinking about it, but this time, we need to take a step back and focus on what God is asking. We need to be focused on our hearts and what God is asking of us. We also need to remember that Lent is not about us. It’s about Jesus and His sacrifice for us. We need to spend this time reflecting on what He did for us and how we can follow Him more closely. Let’s look at some things we can do during Lent to help us focus on Jesus.
-Fasting: we can deny ourselves of something that we want to focus on the Lord. It’s a way to humble ourselves before Him and show our dedication to Him.
-Prayer: Prayer is one of the most important things we can do during Lent. We need to be focused on what God is telling us and praying for His direction in our lives.
-Reading the Bible: The Bible is an excellent way to learn more about Jesus and what He did for us. We should read it every day during Lent to understand Him better.
-Church: Going to church is a great way to connect with other Christians and learn more about what God is doing in the world.
-Service: Serving others is a great way to show our love for Jesus. We can help in a soup kitchen or visit people in nursing homes.
We encourage you to take some time and think about what you can do to focus on the Lord during this time. Remember, it’s not about us. It’s about Jesus! We can do these just some things to make the most of Lent.