It’s almost the middle of March and the days are getting both clearer and warmer. The sun now shines through my bedroom window to wake me up in the mornings and it feels great. It’s actually one of my very favourite things. Being woken up by sunshine that is. Thank God for all of this beauty, I am truly truly pleased with everything he has done for us so I decided to partake for the first time in Lent.
As a complete newbie with very little knowledge about my Christian faith, I know very little about Lent. I guess the very very basics of Lent is that I give up something for 40 days, as Jesus and Moses did in the bible. I have learnt that both fasting and praying come together as one and that my soul is strengthened or something along those line. But for Lent this year, I’ve decided to do it properly. As a reminder to myself, I have decided to skip a meal and refrain from eating those glorious sweet treats that I love so much. Not to mention any unhealthy form of snacks that I must admit love eating also, despite the damaging effect it is likely to have on my health. At the moment, I think it’s proving to be okay, I don’t wish to eat those things as much as I would have thought but it means I really have to balance when I have meals since when I get hungry, I become more irritable.
It was curious how, the time that I choose to fast is the time that everyone decides to place temptation in front of me. Of course, it was unintentional but I have received my favourite type of chocolate, a very large box of chocolates from Sweden and have resisted the temptation to eat all of the sweets at a World Buffet. Thinking about it now, it’s pretty hilarious.
But, my time of fasting has greatly increased my prayers to God and the level of thankfulness I feel for everything that I have now. All of these I see as God’s gifts and I really am more thankful than words could ever describe.
Just look at that glory! You will be mine on Easter Sunday!