Have you ever had an emotional kick in the gut? I just had one reading a Lenten post. I have a confession to make. I have never given up anything for Lent. I kind of just ignore all the blog posts and social media buzzes. Why? I don’t know, really. It’s not an intentional omission. For me, every day is fat Tuesday and every day is Lent.
This won’t be long and I am not judging a single soul, just exposing my soul. Shouldn’t every day for a believer be a sacrifice? I am not saying that I live this way every day. But, really, I kind of have this idea that when you are sealed with the blood of Jesus and filled with the Holy Spirit of God, your waking up is, “Good morning, Jesus! Thank you for loving me today! Fill me with your Spirit. What do you want me to do?” Every day should be, “What do you want to purify my life from, Jesus?” and “What do you want to fill me up with?”
Not that I have obtained all this at any level of perfection.
If you participate in Lent, do it with all your strength! Do it unto The Lord! But, I encourage you, don’t stop. Don’t stop sacrificing. Don’t stop giving up the flesh. Don’t stop reading your Bible, praying or repenting. Don’t stop carrying your cross. Live in the power of the resurrection of Jesus every day. And when you have a bad day, Jesus is there, all the more.
Oh. And pretty please. If you are doing something sacred for Jesus, make it a secret between the two of you. That way your reward will be in heaven! Cheers!