Another Wednesday is upon us but this is not just any Wednesday. It’s Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the first day in the season of Lent. Lent is a 40-day period of fasting to prepare for the death and resurrection of Jesus. (If you want to know more about Lent, click here.)
I have made efforts in the past to celebrate Lent by going without luxuries or food/drink that I enjoy. I grew up in a Christian home and while I am not Catholic, giving up something for lent is something that my friends and I always did. We probably weren’t doing it for all the right reasons, but we did it nonetheless.
In the recent years, I have come to understand more of what it means to fast from something. I have not necessarily fasted from anything recently but strive to just live a more whole life. I strive to make giving and serving a habit. I look for new energy for eating healthy and having a good workout regimen.
I found this quote on Pinterest yesterday and just found it to be so fitting for me right now. I have been finding myself so anxious and stressed lately and I am fervently praying that this Lenten season I can let go and focus on things that really matter. I find this quote the perfect inspiration to live well!
Kim of At Home with Kim posted this Scripture passage yesterday, along with an awesome post concerning Lent. I couldn’t help but be drawn to these words. If you have any interest in reading more, I encourage you to check out her post.
So, what about you? Do you celebrate Lent? Do you fast from anything? What do you do to live well?