“You’re a soul made by God for God, and made to need God, which means you were not made to be self-sufficient.”

DALLAS WILLARD

Some habits are good to keep.

Lent is one of them. It’s a period of 40 days of prayer, fasting and giving, which takes place before Easter. Millions of Christians across the world will participate in this spiritual journey.

Together, we identify with Jesus being tempted in the desert after his baptism and before his ministry started. (Matthew 4:1-11). It also has associations with the wilderness experience of the Hebrews in their flight from exile in Egypt, which was not so much 40 days as 40 years!

We have hand-picked some Lent resources, just for you, to help inspire your spiritual life, whether you read books, listen to podcasts or tap onto apps.

Tip: if you are digitally-minded, maybe choose to go partially ‘analogue’ and purposely read a good ole-fashioned book. A lot of phones nowadays also allow you to limit your screen time, so you might want to like to choose to have a ‘digital fast’ for one day each week during Lent too. That includes no social media. Scary huh? C’mon, you can do it!

We hope all this serves you. Meanwhile, we’ll be praying for you. God bless.

Pastors Andrew and Emma Stewart-Darling