A Season of Sacrifice and Renewal

Reconnect with Jesus and renew yourself spiritually during Lent 2020

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The Reason for the Season

Lent is a solemn season of repentance, penance, prayer, fasting (for some), and denying ourselves. All this is in preparation for the joyous occasion of Easter, when we celebrate the resurrection of LORD Jesus Christ. Before the joy of that, we endure a little suffering in honor and gratitude of the suffering Jesus endured for us.

A Suitable Sacrifice

It is only right we endure hardship during the season of Lent leading up to Easter. Jesus didn’t only suffer on the cross; he was also beaten, tortured, ridiculed, etc. Any hardship we commit to taking on during Lent pales in comparison to that.

The Benefits of Hardship

It’s a welcome bonus that there are many benefits to be had by observing Lent, however, they’re mainly spiritual benefits. The spirit and the flesh are opposed; they’re opposite (Galatians 5:17). The flesh is our selfish desires, what we want to do, and our appetite for the delightful pleasures of this world, whether it be food or sex or whatever. When we deny our flesh, deny our desires, then it boosts our spirit. When we boost our spirit, we free ourselves more and more from our desires for the pleasures of this world that sadly have so much control over all of us, and we draw closer to God instead.

Christian Spirituality writer. Rasta. Visit me @ 999online.net! Subscribe to my newsletter so you never miss a story! https://999f64.substack.com/

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