What Have you Given Up?

The Lenten season is upon us. Lent is a season of soul-searching and repentance. It is a season for reflection and taking stock. Lent originated in the very earliest days of the Church as a preparatory time for Easter, when the faithful rededicated themselves and when converts were instructed in the faith and prepared for baptism. By observing the forty days of Lent, the individual Christian imitates Jesus’ withdrawal into the wilderness for forty days.
The Sunday before the season started we baptized nine people at The Landing. Since that time, many people are sacrificing something and focusing their prayers and lives on God's purposes and plans. This is such a special time for Christians. We are gearing up for the holiest of days, Easter and the celebration that comes as we worship the only God that has resurrection on His resume.
Taking time to do a personal inventory of your life can be exhilarating. Reflection is good for the soul. During this Lenten season, why not spend some time purifying your heart and refocusing your spiritual compass? Forgive those that have wronged you and forgive yourself. God is about to do some new things in your life and with those that are attached to you. You are about to see a resurrection in your finances, your emotional stability and your spiritual intensity! Are you ready?