Hi friends! I’m popping in from the crazy (seriously – sick kids, sick babysitters, sick back-up babysitters) to share three studies you can start TODAY for Lent (which, not-coincidentally, also starts today).
First though, I’d love if you’d check out this post I wrote a few years ago and reposted last year – What Lent Is Really About. It gives a (very simplified) explanation of Lent and a good bit of my heart surrounding the season.
With that in mind, this year I’m not “giving anything up.” Instead, I am going to humbly commit to spending time in scripture and prayer every day for 40 days. I don’t expect to be perfect; but, I do hope it will help my heart focus on Jesus and my need for Him in the weeks leading up to Easter.
If you’d like to do the same, here are three studies you can get online and start TODAY:
This is one of my favorite Bible study tools and the one I’m choosing to use for my own devotions this year. It’s actually 47 days (running from Ash Wednesday – today – through Easter on March 27th) and includes the following five sections:
You can access it for free online (link above), but make sure you carve out the time to read each day’s devotion AND the scripture that goes along with it. If you’d rather, you can also purchase the plan in the SRT app for $2.99. I actually prefer it that way because my phone is more accessible to me, and each day’s Bible reading is right there in the app too.
Naptime Diaries is probably best known for their beautiful scripture prints and canvases, but I the heart love following the words of owner, Jess Connolly, on Instagram and her blog, and I’ve done one of their studies in the past and found it very refreshing and encouraging – especially for Moms. Here’s a quick description of this year’s Lent study from the website:
They actually sell bound devotionals in their shop, but you can download the entire thing as a PDF for just $12.00 and start ASAP.
I’ve never done a study from Sacred Holidays, but this one sounds GOOD. It’s all about reconnecting with the Redeemer and letting HIM be the author of our story. You can read at the link, but here’s what’s included:
This is also a digital download and costs $20, but 20% of profits go to the Orphan Care Network, so that’s cool.
And a good blog post to get you started today…
Do you have any special traditions for Lent? Did you give something up? Doing a study I haven’t mentioned (or one I have)? I’d love to hear how you and your family honor this season in the comments.