So, what does it imply?
We will do this simply…
But, does this have anything to do with ash?
Amazingly, each and EVERY day is from The Creator, Amen.
Everything awesome is from The CREATOR., Amen. But, Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday is a solemn reminder of human mortality and the need for reconciliation with God and marks the beginning of the penitential Lenten season. It is commonly observed with ashes and fasting.
Length? 40 days. Ring a bell? In the early Christian church, the length of the Lenten celebration varied, but eventually it began 6 weeks (42 days) before Easter. This provided only 36 days of fasting (excluding Sundays). In the 7th century, 4 days were added before the first Sunday in Lent in order to establish 40 fasting days, in imitation of Jesus Christ’s fast in the desert.
Jesus for the length gave up food/drink after which He was tempted by the greatest tempter in existence – Satan. For, Satan speaks and untruths roll out. Ever heard father of lies?
But, we stroll away from our definition/explanation of Ash Wednesday. What are you giving up?
Challenge? Do ALL to the glory of God. Sound familiar?
Ok, we will cut this short. Pray it up! Make this a period in your life that causes people to see your difference… I will revisit our memory verse… Do ALL to the glory of your Creator. Speech, acts, choices, coming in and going out…. You have a challenge.
Here are some easy prayers you can say to feel connected to God during Lent this year:
- “God, may Your light guide my day, and your spirit bring me peace. Amen.”“God, may my sacrifice of today of (state your Lenten sacrifice) remind me of my dependence on You for all the blessings I enjoy. Amen.”
”May I stand in solidarity today with all my brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering. May we be united in your love, and may I work to build your kingdom here on earth.”
“Heavenly Father, I’m truly sorry for the moments today where I missed the mark. I ask for your forgiveness and the strength to better follow Your call tomorrow. Amen.”
”God, I lift up (name of the person you’d like to pray for) today. I ask that you bless them abundantly today and throughout Lent. Amen.”
- “Oh Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything. Amen.”