After the calendar has turned a few pages into the new year, I usually feel a quieting in my spirit.
Following the busyness of the holidays and the start of a new year, the Lenten season ushers in an urge to hush. To quiet. To pull back and contemplate.
Once again (I did this last year), I'm going to refrain from posting on my blog until after Easter.
I wish you a quiet, peaceful Lenten season. Draw near to God as James encouraged us.
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. James 4:8
I know a lot of folks fast in various ways for Lent. I encourage you to quiet your heart and mind this season. There are blessings there to be found in that still, silent time.
Here are some suggestions for Lenten fasting and some suggestions to consider this Lenten season:
I hope you have a thoughtful few weeks. I'm planning on it. I'm going to be praying for a closer walk with God. I'm praying to be more aware of the Spirit. I'm going to strive to share more kind words, be more considerate and generous, pray more and worry less, and count my blessings.
I hope that God will bless you in delightful ways in the coming weeks, friends. Say a prayer for me, and I'll be praying for you.
I shall remain,
A Prisoner of Hope!