What is Lent?
Lent is a season in the church that lasts forty days. It begins on Ash Wednesday (March 1, 2017) and goes through Holy Saturday (April 15, 2017). The forty days does not include Sundays, as each Sunday is seen as a mini-Easter.
The forty days of Lent represent the forty days that Jesus spent in the wilderness being tempted by Satan. This took place before Jesus began his ministry.
Lent is a season of fasting, repentance, and reflection. Christians spend these forty days reflecting on their relationship with God and drawing closer to Him. Some Christians choose to sacrifice something they love (which in most cases is food-related) during the forty days so that they can focus more on Jesus. Others may choose to add something to their daily routine, such as a quiet time with God, prayer, reading the Bible daily, which would also help them grow closer to Jesus.
As I was praying about what I should do for this Lenten season, I felt God telling me I needed to write for forty days. And the thing which He wants me to write about are His promises. The Bible is filled with so many verses of God’s promises. Many times we quickly read through our Bible, not allowing His Word to soak in, and we miss these promises. I am guilty of that for sure. But, each page of Scripture is “inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true…”(2 Timothy 3:16). His promises are tucked inside the Bible, ready for us to read and give us hope.
For each of the forty days of Lent I will write on one of God’s promises. If you subscribe via email to my blog, you will be getting more emails than you are used to from me! I hope that you will read each day of God’s promises to you. I pray these promises will encourage you and remind you of how magnificent and powerful our God is.
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I am looking forward to walking through the season of Lent with you and sharing with you the promises of God.