This year, I am committing to prayerfully write each day during this season of Lent (the time leading up to Easter). For many, Lent is characterized primarily by FASTING. This is appropriate, as this discipline is helpful for intentional soul-searching and repentance – clearing out more/new space for God to operate in our life. For me, the giving up comes in the time each day to be spent on this practice of writing. I believe it is one way to cause me to stop and consider, to reflect, to give God room to speak. I have also recently come to realize that there is a strange fear/blockage in me around writing. A friend suggested that I can best allow God to speak into that fear by actually going into it, by writing. And the first question probably must be, what do I fear about writing? And why?
I am aware of the power of words – both to build up or tear down. What words will come as I enter this journey of prayerful writing? I take this on slightly apprehensively, but hopeful. I look forward to what God will do in and with me in this season. Are you doing (or not doing) anything for Lent?