Lent isn't just for Lent. What I mean by that is Lent is a specific time when we can focus on denying ourselves so we can live more fully for God.
It is about so much more than giving up chocolate or social media or whatever other external thing we choose during this time. At its best, Lent is a time for quiet self-evaluation so we can grow more deeply to become who God wants us to be.
In that self-evaluation, it's time to add virtues, practices to our lives that will help us become more like Jesus.
What I have for you to inspire you during Lent
To guide you through Lent, I created a set of 40 inspirational images and I then wrote a brief challenge or thought-provoking idea to go with them.
I put the challenges into a free downloadable journal for you, plus they are on daily Instagrams, and in my favorite form, on a daily short YouTube video (less than a minute), where I read them to you along with a challenge and prayer. Please check that out--CLICK HERE to go to the channel.
My idea for it is for you to subscribe to it and get it on your phone daily or desktop daily and for that one minute to think about how you can grow in your faith and become more like Jesus.
If enough people benefit from it, I'll do more frequent verses and challenges even after Lent is over.
I decided that the sayings, which come from many sources and took me many weeks to put together, might be useful to you to use in any way you want. So I am making the entire file available as a download for you. Below is a sample selection of the images. If you click on the link below it, it is a zip file of all 40 images, INSTAGRAM size, and format, that you can use in any way you want to help us all become better followers of our Lord. Click on the first image for a larger view of the sayings.
Click on the following link to download this set of images: https://www.effectivechurchcom.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/LENT-INSTA-FINAL.zip
To go to the YouTube channel for the daily one-minute videos of the Lenten devotions, CLICK HERE.
To go to the daily Instagram posting of them, CLICK HERE.
To go to a post that has the downloadable journal and other Lenten Resources, CLICK HERE.
Feel free to pass on these resources freely and with my blessings to any churches that might find them useful.
Please share your thoughts, comments, questions!