Discovering the Purpose Of Lent And How It Can Help You In Your Spiritual Journey.

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As a Christian, I want you to challenge yourself during lent season, but in order to that, you must first have an understanding of lent.

Read Mark 1:12-13 and Luke 4:1-1350878834_l

Lent is the time in which Jesus was tempted in the desert for 40 days by the devil before he was crucified. (New Testament)

And again when Moses (Old Testament) went on the mountain to get the 10 commandments, where again a fasting occurred for 40 days and nights before as he spoke with Lord.

Read Exodus 34:28

Notice a common theme in both cases:

  • We all get tested.
  • We may all wander around in the desert before moving forward.
  • Although we get tested, being tested is not a reason to fail.

Overall, lent is about drawing closer to God. Typically, it is about giving up something that you love, during the entire season.  This is not to punish you, but to help prove to yourself and to show God that He is all you need and all the superficial stuff you  have around you is just that.  Superficial.  You can read my blog here to learn more on spiritual fasting.

Giving up something can come in many forms, food, electronics, negative thinking, or sweets. I personally do not think that God cares what you give up BUT it does need to be meaningful to you so that when you give it up it is struggle and it causes you to be tempted.

28098238 - low key image of young girl prayingYou may ask why you would want to temp yourself?

I am glad you ask, you want to do it so that you can show that you are the master of your emotions (read my blog here) and that your brain can control your flesh (read my blog here on that). Once you have mastered having will power in the face on temptation, I believe it will strengthen your mind and your spiritual understanding.

So during Lent, I want you to give up something. And every day of lent I challenge you go above and beyond to draw close to God.  It is not enough to just give up something, but to draw closer to God in the process and to improve yourself as a person.  Your goal is to hear from God (click my blog here and here to read more on how to talk to God).  And more than anything you want Him to give you direction on your life.

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I am a single mother of one, Christian, and Lover of Life. I have a Master's degree in marriage and family therapy, I am a National Certified Counselor, and I am currently a PhD candidate in Human Behavior. I love motivating others and encouraging all women to be beautiful from the inside and out. To get in contact with me, you can email me at

4 Comments on Discovering the Purpose Of Lent And How It Can Help You In Your Spiritual Journey.

  1. 21flavorsofsplendor // February 23, 2017 at 10:46 pm // Reply

    Love this! I have fasted at different times for different reasons, yet never during lent. I will definitely have to this year. First seek God to see what I shall give up so I can draw closer to him.

  2. Being tested tested doesn’t mean failure! What an example we have in Jesus!

  3. I am so thrilled I found your blog. I will accept your challenge just in time.

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