Today is Shrove Tuesday. Some of you may be unfamiliar with this term. I know I was the first time I heard it. Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the season of lent begins. The season of lent begins on Ash Wednesday and goes through Easter. During the season of lent, Christians often fast and pray and reflect upon their relationship with God, especially upon how they can come closer to Jesus. Today is the last day before the fast and so many people indulge before taking the plunge into a lean season. Although this season has become a very meaningful tradition among Christians all over the world, Jesus was intentional about His relationship with the Father and the Holy Spirit all of the time. In John 4:32-34, the disciples try to get Jesus to eat something and He replies, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” and later “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work.” And in John 6:35ff Jesus says, “I am the bread of life. No one who come to me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again.” Because of Jesus, we have been given access to sustenance that is far greater than the things of this world… Jesus Himself and the will of the one who sent Him! In light of this season and because of my own personal need to draw closer to Jesus, I am offering these 40 Days of Focus! Come to the table of the Lord with me! Here’s how!
40 Days of Focus
From Ash Wednesday through Easter, I will be posting devotional reflections designed to help us intentionally focus on God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). I will be posting Monday – Saturday each week for a total of 40 postings. These reflections will get us into God’s Word and will lead us to ask questions about our relationship with God and how we might pursue greater intimacy with Him.
These “40 Days of Focus” are absolutely free! All you have to do is follow our website (fletchersteps.org) and you will receive daily messages in your email inbox. Go all the way to the bottom of the page and click one of the follow buttons. As you read the “Reflect On” scripture passages for each day and the reflections that accompany them, I suggest you keep a journal with your thoughts and pondering spurred by the Word and the Spirit.