On March 2, 2022 Ash Wednesday began our 40 days of Love. (March 2nd – April 16th) This is a holy time of prayer, fasting, and sacrifice to show our appreciation for Jesus who paid it all for us.
LENT: Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter, which begins 40 days prior. (Sundays are not usually included in this count). This time is used to prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline so that we can reflect on the amazing sacrifice, life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
ASH WEDNESDAY: Marvelous Light 40+ days of scripture reading and fasting begins on Ash Wednesday of each year. This year, we are encouraged to fast from 3 things that we hold dear. Renew yourself in scriptures by reading 5 chapters in your Bible, a day, as you draw nearer to God.
- Study the Word. Read 2 chapters of the Bible in the morning and 2 chapters at night. (Minimum)
- Fast from 3 things to spend more time with God.
- Examples: Stop watching TV
- Increase Devotion Time
- Decrease food intake
- Get an accountability partner to help keep you accountable.
For those who look forward to the challenge of reading the full bible during this time… go for it!!!
MAKING BIBLE READING A PRIORITY
Make Bible reading a priority. When something is important enough to us, we will make sure it is done first. If we give Bible reading first place, we will schedule the necessary time needed. Pray to God for help. Ask Him to help YOU, and ask Him to also help others to attain this goal of daily Bible reading. He has promised to help those who ask for it! Remember, — we listen to those we love. If we are not interested in listening to God, which is (reading the Bible), then we simply do not love God!