I have never really done Lent. It was not something that was even talked about much in my home. (That I can remember.) That is, until I met and married into Brad's family. I still haven't really done it, though. I kind of have that feeling of, if my heart isn't in the right place to really understand what it is, then I shouldn't do it. It is the same thing with New Year's Resolutions. I find them stupid. (No offense to anyone who does them.) I like to do, what I call, life changes. My life changes have been so wonderful this year. Although, they are very discrete....they are still there. So back to lent. Lent. I really don't like that word either. It is so casual. I find that the importance of giving up something for 40 days needs something more tangable. Powerful. So I say, Sacrifice.
Have you ever really thought of the word, Sacrifice? As a mother, sacrifice comes as second nature to me with my little one and family. But to make a spiritual sacrifice. Now that is something else. So this year is the first year I have done an Easter Sacrifice. Some may give up T.V., Facebook, or caffiene for this time of year. But to me, it means something entirely different. Yes, I can give up all those things but I kind of think that He may want more. Like sacrificing your time to be with Him. Sacrificing your time to help someone put groceries in their car or opening a door. So I, I am giving up my time for someone else (other than family). I also have this book that is about having a closer walk with God in 40 days. So, again, I am going to sacrifice my time to do that book and work on my relationship with Him.
And now, I am off of my soap box. Amen.
Until Next Time,