Lent 2009

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

It is about that time of the year again where we prepare ourselves for the week that leads up to Jesus’ death and resurrection. Every year it has been good to fast (give up something) for 40 days in order to prepare our hearts for the Passion Week.

For some reason, this Lenten season has been very hard for me to come up with something that will help me prepare for Good Friday and Easter. In the past, I have given up various things to help me to focus on the cross, but for some reason this year has been harder to come up with something.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized that the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting that we just came out of has caused me to lose motivation to go on another fast. It is like running another marathon after just finishing a marathon. For some reason, I just felt like whatever I decided to do for Lent that somehow it will pale in comparison.

This is when I had to spend some time in repentance. I realized that I have made it too much about me and lost focus on the greater purpose. Regardless of the previous fast, my heart should desire to seek God more than anything else.

As I prayed through this, I have decided to take some things away from my life that has been a daily routine or shall I say things that I have become accustomed to do on a daily basis. Therefore, as I fast from certain things I am hoping that God will afford me the grace to focus more on Christ and use this Lenten season to deepen my love for Christ.

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