Lent is primarily about going With God, not going Without things

Lent is primarily about going With God, not going Without things

Honest about my faith

what-is-lent-all-aboutTraditionally people associate Lent with giving things up but if this is our only focus I think that we might be missing the real point?

During Lent, people especially remember the time when Jesus spent 40 days and nights in the wilderness.

The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness, where he was tempted by Satan for forty days. He was out among the wild animals, and angels took care of him. (Mark 1.12-13)

It is important to note that Jesus didn’t randomly wander into the wilderness. He was compelled/led by God.

For me, the point of Lent is primarily that we should be open to listening and being led by God.

We know from the other gospels that Jesus didn’t eat anything during his time in the wilderness. Biblically, people fasted to show God that they were serious about something. Sometimes this involved repentance and sorrow but it…

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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