I really liked what my pastor said this past Sunday about fasting from something during the Lenten season. It's not just about giving up something that we love, a sacrifice for us,
"create space for God to meet and work in me, to expose the things in my heart that need to die."
My share group just began a new study. The timing of it is incredibly interesting to me.
The study is
"Made to Crave" by Lisa Terkeurst
"Satisfying your deepest desire with God, not food."
When we (when I) stuff ourselves with food or ANYTHING to fill the emptiness, to numb ourselves we leave no room for God to work.
I have never been excited about giving something up for Lent. And I can't say I am excited, but there is a hopeful expectation this year.
I know it will not be easy, I am expecting it to be downright hard, painful at times.
But I want the things that keep me from true fullness, from true freedom gone!!!
Grace and Peace to you!