What does Lent mean to me?
I am not a Catholic and many people think that you need to be a Catholic to take part in Lent. I, however, do not think that is the case.
My family observes the part of Lent in which you give up something in order to praise God and give Him control. He sent his only son and Jesus gave his life- so how could we not give up something dear to us for forty days in order to praise Him?
This year, Andy is partial fasting everyday and total fasting some days. He has a calendar prepared and his prayer and praises ready to bring to the Lord and focus on.
I am going to be giving up sugar. At first, I was going to give up ALL sugar even when I baked but after much prayer and seeking, I have decided that giving up soda, sweets and out and out sugar items will be enough. Trying to make my bread and such without sugar would just be too daunting.
I am also going to begin Lent by fasting and praying and seeking the Lord. It just amazes me how involved food and over eating are in everything in our lives.
Things have been really crazy this week at our house so on top of the above things, I am going to "unplug" from Wednesday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. I want to take that time to focus on the blessings in which God has given me and seek Him and His will more.
That is the rundown of Lent in our home. What is your family doing for Lent?