Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the 2012 Lenten Season. Although lent was never something we practiced in the church I attended growing up, I have added it as an adult. Thinking of Christ's sacrifice for me is a reminder of how I should live every day, not just during lent. I may be a little more unorthodox than the average Lent observer, but I think I get the basics covered. This Lenten Season, I have committed to eating healthy and in moderation and exercising 4-5 times per week. As I've mentioned before, these two areas are the ones I'm struggling with right now, so it made sense to me that these were the areas where needed to sacrifice and surrender. So surrendering to God's will and rule in these areas and making a commitment to following it for 6 weeks, takes the opportunity to talk myself out of it out of the equation. After the six weeks, I will have developed some good habits and will have gotten rid of some bad ones. REALLY looking forward to that!