During Lent, Jesus took 40 days to consecrate himself to his purpose. Those who look at him through a biblical lens know that in the biblical story, that purpose included death on the cross and then, resurrection after three days. These days, many people use Lent for self-reflection, personal growth and spiritual growth. But a larger purpose may be getting closer to God. This year, beginning on March 6th, I encourage you to create contemplative moments of retreat for yourself during Lent.
Create a Contemplative Lenten Practice
Instead of just reading a great book this year, grab your journal and a cup of tea each time, so you can really dive in, during your morning quiet time routine.
After reading a Bible passage or devotional story, think about what the passage or story means to you. Imagine it happening, as if you were there, and take in its truth.
Use the passage or devotional as a journal prompt & write down any insights or questions that come to mind, offering yourself up for a deeper understanding.
Lenten Devotionals: What I'll Be Reading
What will you be reading during this Lenten season?
See you next time!