Today is the first day of the Lent season! I have really been looking forward to it this year. As some of you may know, I was baptized in November. It was one of the most amazing experiences and decisions I have ever made! I am so happy I made it official to become a follower of Christ. I was actually baptized as a baby when I “was” Catholic, but that is another story for later ;-).
Lent is a time when I RECHARGE and refocus on my relationship with God, myself and others. It is a time when I figure out what I not only want to give up during Lent and after, but also, what I want to gain. Since being baptized, there have been some interesting experiences happening. God didn’t say once you are baptized your life will be perfect. It is the total opposite. But that is where the faith you may not have had before really starts to kick in. You have faith in God’s plan for your life and not so much of your own. HA! God’s plan will leave our plans in the dust, if only we really TRUST him. It is hard and no walk in the park. Take a moment to think about when things really got tough, and now, look at where you are. See, God’s got you.
For this season of LENT, I will be following along with the SHE READ TRUTH (www.shereadstruth.com) group in their lenten study of Isiah titled “You are Mine”. I subscribed to receive these study books monthly and they are awesome. I will do a review post later. Other tools I will be using is the monthly devotional of March from HerBinderProject. This site has tons of free printables and study tools you can print at home or use on your phone. I save the devotionals to iBooks and read them that way. I want to consistent in my studying as I was before.
I also have the books you see below to provide me with more devotionals and to help me remember God’s love for me and all of us in the world.
I was one of those people who would wake up and the first thing I would check would be social media. I wasn’t praying or meditating. It takes a toll on you mentally. Even becomes addictive. For LENT, I plan to cut that out and regain focus. The things of the world, especially now can drain you and make you miserable.
This Lent, I want to improve my relationship with God. Not just call on him when I need him. I want to be consistent in my bible studying, and just filling myself up with positivity, encouragement and quality content and feelings. And I want to bring this feeling to others. I will be sure to keep you all updated and feel free to share what LENT means to you. I would love to hear. Let’s encourage each other during this time and beyond! 🙂