Monday, February 11, 2013

Lent and Facebook

I always thought Lent was something that only Catholics and Lutherans took part in. I never really thought of it as something that I, as an evangelical Christian would take part in. I never saw the point in giving something up for just a time. However, this year I've been doing some reflecting... I always say how busy I am, I always say how there is not enough time in the day and yet if I really thought about it I would realize how very much time I waste perusing Facebook, Twitter, watching TV, just vegging aimlessly. I have really been struggling emotionally lately and God pretty much told me this morning that I needed to give up Facebook for Lent.

However, this is going to look a little different than some might think. I will still be posting my thankful posts but I will do so via twitter. I will also still post links to my blog, but will do so from my blog. I will not be getting on Facebook to peruse and look to see what everyone has to say. I want to do some more writing - as I said in my blog yesterday that is such a huge outlet and benefit to me with my emotions and my relationship with God. Yet, lately I haven't had the time (taken the time) to really do it. So, I plan on blogging more, journaling more, reading more, watching LESS TV, spending more time in prayer, reading God's Word, drawing close to Him and really thinking about what this Easter season means.  It is amazing to me that God loves ME so much that He gave His one and only Son to not only die, but to suffer immensely for my sins - past, present, and future.

According to this site Lent is: "Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ - his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection."

Reflecting, in awe, of all God has done for me,



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  2. Thanks - I can't take credit for that quote though - I got it from the site I referenced - you can click on it for more info from that site. It is definitely a good thing to remember. Thanks for reading, and commenting!