today is ash wednesday. the beginning of the season of lent. 40 days until Easter (not counting sundays).
this can be a time to clear the house and make more room for God.
when i was younger i would hear of lent in church and maybe jump on the bandwagon of fasting t.v, or pizza, or chocolate. i never remember the fast lasting very long, and i don't remember it meaning very much to me.
as i have grown deeper in my faith, lent has become a time of fasting for the purpose of giving more to God and knowing His grace. participating in a fast of any kind does NOT make me more worthy to God or a better Christian. my choosing to celebrate these days holds the purpose of glorifying God, giving more to others, making LESS of me.
i first heard about the 40 bags in 40 days from sarah. it intrigued me and we did this last year. it is a commitment and pairing this with devotions, prayers, discussions and activities relating to lent can really make the season more meaningful.
this process allows me to feel the buildup to Easter physically. Easter the day to celebrate the fact that Jesus arose from a 3 day death!
would you like to join me in the 40 bags in 40 days?
1. make a list 1 through 40. write down areas you want to go through and simplify or purge.
2. each day go through the designated area and decide what you will throw away or donate.
3. glorify God for who HE is. what He has accomplished. Love Him more and show His love to others. its not about me. its about Him!