I love these words from the She Reads Truth devotion this morning:
"Lent is a pause button. It is a quiet unlike any other time of year. Lent is a season to close our eyes as the busy world buzzes around us, to consider those things we’d much rather forget: our sin and our humanity."
God's really been convicting me about some unhealthy obsessions and cravings in my life and I felt God tugging on my heart the last several days about focusing on Lent this year like never before. Using this season of remembering His sacrifice and His unconditional love, to sacrifice those things in my life distracting me and focus on HIM.
I've recently started reading Lysa Terkeurst's book "Made to Crave" and God's showing me where I crave other things over Him. Lysa says God made us to crave. But what you're craving is the question. Is it Jesus or is it something else? I've been really focused on that the last couple weeks and I feel like this is the way to help me keep focused and surrendered to Him, not those cravings.
Our cravings can be anything. From money, to materialistic things, to food, to lust, to media, etc. All kinds of things fall in that category. It's just figuring out what you crave over God, and switching that back to craving Him FIRST. I'm sure as you're reading this that one thing for you is already popped in your head.
I signed on to shereadstruth.com to see if they were doing a Lent study and low and behold they started today. I did Day 1 and God just very clearly spoke to my heart that I was to do this. And I was to invite you to join me.
Is there something in your life (health related or not) that you crave over God? If so, would you like to join me in this FREE Facebook Accountability Group for the next 47 days, leading up to Easter? As I said, I'm not Catholic so this isn't about the rules regarding fasting, etc. --- however if you are and that's a part of it for you, that's great, you're still welcome! :) I just want to create a space for women to be held accountable, to talk about our struggles, to be reminded of truth and scripture, and have a close knit community to walk through this season of sacrifice and refocusing on Christ's death and resurrection.
We'll also be going through the SheReadsTruth.com Lent devotion (It started today and goes through Easter). It's FREE on their website and just $2.00 on their ap. We'll do the devotion on our time and talk about it, keep each other accountable about it, etc. in the group.
>>> If you're interested, the easiest way to do this QUICKLY, since today is Day 1 and God told me to start this TODAY, is to go friend Shape Her on facebook and messages me to let me know you want in! I'll add you to the group! If you're already a friend, just sent me a message and I'll get you added!
Shape Her on Facebook ----> (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007495606115&fref=ts)
Remember this is 100% FREE! Just 47 days of simply Jesus and accountability. I need it and I'm hoping somebody else out there does too.
FREE Lent Accountability Group
Ash Wednesday, February 18 to Easter Sunday, April 5
Giving something up for Lent? (food, media, activities, etc.) - This group will be a place for accountability
- We'll go through the SheReadsTruth.com "Lent: Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross" study together (free on their site)
- Free Facebook Group <---- go "friend" Shape Her so you can be added to the group!