Millions of people do this during Lent as a sign of sacrifice and to test their self-discipline.
Christians believe that this is to represent Christ’s sacrifice when he went into the desert to pray and fast for 40 days before later dying on the cross.
In The New Testament, while Christ was there, Satan tempted him to turn away from His earthly mission and purpose to worship him instead. Christ refused, which is why people may give something up, in order to test their self-discipline.
Could you give up something you “truly” enjoy for the next 28 days, to prove you are disciplined?
Small word but when applied can make major a shift in one’s whole frame of reference. Do you ever just ask yourself…if? I often do. What if…I was another race? another sex? younger? believed another way?
Then, what if I looked like what I’ve been doing? where I’ve been? oh LORD, what I’ve thought?
Where would I be? look like? live? “IF” I didn’t believe?
Don’t Limit God You are the creation. He is the Creator. You cannot out-think the One who made you. He delights in performing the Impossible. He is the Master of the Turn Around. Never underestimate Him.
“And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible,” (Mark 10:27).
It seems that life is not important right now to some. There seems to be a lack of concern for the lives and well-being of some coming to America from lack of food, fear and oppression. Why entry for some is met with disdain and cruelty and others with jobs, homes and glad faces?
Grace is the most beautiful word in the Bible other than the name of our Savior. Grace is why God loves us when there is nothing lovely about us. We are not loved because we are valuable. We are valuable because we are loved by Him who created the heavens, the earth, the seas and all the dwells within them. Our lives do matter to HIM who created us. Show how grateful you are by being kind to someone today. You never know?