Today is Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is traditionally a season of fasting with 40 days of fasting and 6 Sundays leading up to Easter.
This year I will continue to do what I've done for Lent since 2011, I will write a blog post every day. I do this because I want to be transformed by the renewing of my mind (Romans 12:2). Each year when I do this I find myself training my mind to look for God's presence and leading daily. In order to daily write I must have something to write about and since I write almost exclusively about my Christian race I must have had some semblance of a cohesive thought about my God and/or my reaction to Him.
Most people fast during Lent and that is a great thing. Fasting, whether from food or a food or some other pleasure, fixes our minds on God. If you are one who will give something up for Lent beginning today I encourage you to do something that isn't simply self-improvement but rather that is worshipful. When we worship we will experience self-improvement a.k.a. sanctification, but don't make self-improvement be the main goal of your Lenten fast; make knowing Christ (Philippians 3:8) and tasting and seeing that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8) be your main goal.
So, keep me accountable during Lent. I will try to stay faithful in the seventh year of this Lent Challenge.
Also, I hope that these daily writings might encourage you as well. I won't pretend to write as helpful posts as you could find in a daily devotional, but I do hope that we can mutually encourage one another while it is still called Today (Hebrews 13:3).
Join me in tasting and seeing that the Lord is good this Lenten season beginning today.