During the season of Lent, it’s tradition to “give up” something. To fast from a particular food or activity. Coffee perhaps (eek!)? Maybe a favourite television programme or hobby. It’s about making space, making more room for God in our sometimes cluttered lives. The focus isn’t on what we’re giving up but what we’re making room for. As we stop ourselves from ordering the coffee or sitting down to watch that programme, we not meant to mourn what we’re missing out on but to take the time – even those few precious moments to think on Jesus.
Giving up something creates more room for more of God in our lives.
As Lisa Bevere wrote “fasting is more about turning your soul toward God than denying your soul things.”
As we journey towards Easter it’s about making room, recalibrating our hearts towards Jesus and the revelation of what He did for us.