Lenten Journey Through the Hymnsby Dr. Zelda Robinson on March 2, 2022
Praise the Lord, family!
I pray this note finds all well with you and your family. Here we are at beginning of another Lenten season. As we go through this Lenten season, reflecting on what it represents, this year our focus is not so much on what we give up, but instead what we are willing to take on. Our collective sacrificial offering to God is to spend one hour a day in prayer, mediation, and reading the bible, in addition to what you already are doing.
This year I have been inspired by a book I was reading entitled, “Unrevealed Until Its Season” by James C. Howell. It is a Lenten journey with hymns. Each week we will use one of the hymns of the church as our springboard prompting us to think about God’s demonstration of love by sending His Son to die for us. As we walk through this Lenten season, let us take a closer look at just what that meant and all that it involved. The meditations will be posted Monday through Friday on our website and Facebook page.
Along with our daily meditations and prayer, I ask that you join me in fasting ONE day a week, on Wednesdays. Wednesdays have been our day of fasting for our sons, brothers, grandsons, fathers, etc., but during this Lenten season we will also be praying for ourselves.
As you walk through this Lenten season, ask God to reveal His word and His will to you for this season. What does God want YOU to do and how? What can YOU give God to show how much YOU appreciate who He is in your life? What can YOU do to help advance the kingdom of God through the ministry you have been placed in?
With intent, our focus during this Lenten season must be on how we can bring greater glory to God than we did last year! Who can I lead to Christ through my witness?
We will be praying at 6am, 12pm, and 6pm every Wednesday. Each week someone will be responsible to lead prayer at each of those hours on our prayer line. We will fast from 6am to 6pm every Wednesday, only drinking water or 100% juice. No food until after 6pm. For those on medication, have something very light so you can take your medication.
I am excited to see what God is going to reveal to each of us about ourselves and His purpose fulfilled through each of us.