Day 3

“Seek good and not evil so that you may live, and the Lord will be with you.” Amos 5:14

Hello again. I have made it to yet another day on this journey of mine. I say journey of mine, but I know that I am not alone, there are a lot of others that are celebrating the Lenten season with me. That still doesn’t change the fact that even though there are others, I am using this time to strengthen my relationships, not only spiritually, but physically as well.

Again, last night, it was so great to spend time with just my family. It is very nice to come home, and just be there in that moment with them, and not to worry about what is coming along on a news feed somewhere. I know there is a time and place for that, but it really does give me a sense of stress relief not to worry about it. I honestly thought that I was going to really miss the Facebook and the Twitter, but really, it has been easier and easier letting it go. I also find that I am not as stressed as I was because instead of clicking on the apps in my phone, I am actually saying little mini prayers in my head. That wasn’t the intention starting out, but it is what I find is helping keep my mind off of the addictive habit.

Today’s reading is from Isaiah, Chapter 58 Verses 1-9. The message that hit home with me today was the fact that he is saying, what is the point of doing something if it doesn’t mean anything. Fast if you want to, but what is the point of it if you are not getting anything out of it? If you are not putting your whole self into it and nothing is coming of it, why deny yourself? I mean, that is a good point. Going into Lent, I really just was looking at where a majority of my time was really being spent, and evaluating what I could really give up without losing a lot. The real fact is that I am gaining a lot in this. I am enriching my spiritual relationship with God, my family, and even myself. I honestly think I would be right back on the social media if there was nothing really coming from this. I am looking at this in a whole new light as of right now. It has opened up new things in my life, and to be honest, it is making me want to do more.

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