On Wednesday, March 6, we begin a season in the Church that will offer us a time to more fully come under the government of our Lord. March 6th, is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the season of Lent. For those of us who are Christians, a major highlight of our year is Easter, the day that marks the commemoration of when our Lord rose from the dead! Lent is the 40 day season of preparation for Easter. Lent is celebrated for 40 days because Jesus fasted and was tempted in the wilderness for 40 days and nights.
Easter is about resurrection! It is about revival, restoration, and rebirth! Lent is about preparation for revival, restoration and rebirth. Lent is a season of spiritual growth and rededication to God. It is about decreasing that you may increase. As we approach the Lent Season this year, consider this as a time of serious self-examination. Let’s examine ourselves to see where we can grow and improve, and then let us prepare for Easter’s renewal by fasting, praying, reading and by incorporating the Word of God into our daily lives. A recommended fasting schedule is:
Starting March 6, Refrain from Drinking Sodas until Easter
Starting March 11, Refrain from Utilizing Sugar and Sweeteners until Easter
Starting March 18, Refrain from Eating Sweets until Easter
Starting March 25, Refrain from Eating Breads until Easter
Starting April 1, Refrain from Eating Rice and Pasta until Easter
Starting April 8, Refrain from Eating Red Meat until Easter
Starting April 15, Refrain from Eating Poultry (Chicken, Turkey, etc.) until Easter
Join Family of God for Good Friday and Easter Services at Shiloh! Also consider serving on an Easter Team to help our church provide our community a great Resurrection Day Celebration!