Lent begins on Wednesday 14 February, providing an opportunity to fast and take stock of your relationship with God over 40 days. This article includes ideas to get you started if you are thinking about fasting this Lent.
Reflection of the week
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A new year has begun, offering hope of a fresh start. You might like to spend some time reflecting on these questions:
What have you resolved to do this year?
What will you leave behind from last year?
What are your hopes and expections?
What kind of season do you begin the year in?
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
God's timing is perfect. The rhythm of life moves in seasons with changes, some good, some bad.
Welcome this new year, whatever it may bring, knowing each season will grow you. Strive to grow to love and serve God more and more each day, each week, each month, in every season.
Lord, help me to embrace the right time for everything, to be content with the seasons that move me and my life. May my life be focussed on you, to enable me to do this. Amen.
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