Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit to a desert. There he was tempted by the devil. Jesus went without food for forty days and forty nights. ~Matthew 4:12
Tomorrow, we begin the holy journey of Lent as we travel the road to Easter. This church season is known as a time of penitence and prayer. A time to take honest stock of where we are on our spiritual walk with the Lord.
Many Christians choose to give up a special food or pastime during Lent. Others choose to adopt a new discipline or practice. But whatever route you decide to take, it should bring you alongside Jesus in a more meaningful and intimate way.
For this Lenten season, I am once again employing a marvelous book by friend and fellow blogger, Jean Wise entitled 40 Voices - A Lenten Devotional. Here is a perfect description of this book as found at Amazon:
If you knew you were dying soon, would you see the people around you differently? Jesus knew in his last week before the resurrection that the end of his human life neared. He knew exactly how events would unfold. He knew what the voices of the people and places around him would say. 40 Voices - A Lenten Devotional captures the words and settings surrounding Jesus that final week, so we hear them with new insights. Their stories and experiences hold wisdom for us today, and show us the transformational power of the cross. Jesus' presence in their story predicts his proximity within our story. Lent offers us a time to deepen our relationship with Jesus and to hear God in new ways . . . Listen to the voices on the way to Calvary and draw closer to Christ.
If you have yet to select a discipline for this Lent, I highly recommend Jean's book as an illuminating guide. I guarantee her thoughts and prayers will enhance and enrich your spiritual journey.
About the Author -
Jean Wise is a writer, speaker, and retreat leader. Her passion is to help others deepen their walk with God. You can find Jean once a week at her blog, Healthy Spirituality. Jean is also the author of several other books which can be found at Amazon.