(Note: During the Lenten Season the City Church leadership team will be blogging about Lent and our journey to Holy Week (April 16). I will be linking to the blog posts here on my blog page but you can find each blog post on our City Church website. Our hope is that each of these blog/articles will be an encouragement to you as you journey through the Lenten season as well.). Today’s blog entry is written by Kristin Lescalleet who serves as the Director of Community Life at City Church.
Lent Day 3: Preparation by Kristin Lescalleet
I love Lenten season. God has done many things for me throughout the last few years during this season. I have had breakthroughs in my life that could only have happened through consistent prayer and fasting.
The way I approach Lent is that usually a few weeks prior to Ash Wednesday, I begin to ask God about the areas that I am supposed to focus on in prayer. For example, this could be anything from personal issues that I am wrestling with to concerns I have for family, church, and even the nation. Usually, there are a few areas that become obvious to me. When I begin to pray, the Holy Spirit shows me where I need to repent first. There is always some pain involved because coming face to face with hidden sins is never pleasant. But these have often been the times that I have experienced the greatest comfort of the Holy Spirit and a sense of closeness to God.
Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 4 (Focus on 4:18-25)