"Shorty Brown" would have preached this on the streets! LENT is not a time of giving up "something" we like to "sacrifice" for GOD; because our "good" intentions and "good" works do not "earn" GOD'S FAVOR! Are we more HOLY by doing extra "things" and fasting from what we like? Maybe we have this whole LENT thing wrong! Maybe, just maybe, ANYTIME , not just Lent, is the growing more deeply in GOD'S GRACE and discovering new depths to the ultimate relationship with HIM. Why not ADD a Spiritual thought, act or time of devotion and meditation to our lives. Maybe we are deceived into "ENJOYING" the wrong things. Easter, Christmas or any other "religious" event will not bring us a relationship with GOD, unless we feel an unquenched desire for HIM, where "neediness" is at the heart of needing to HAVE HIM! Just a time of quiet wanting to know HIM could mean more than "giving" up something. When we spend time with HIM do we really think about what we are "giving up"? Do we learn that we truly ENJOY something different than the world offers? Matthew 5:6, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." SO IT MUST BE, NOT GIVING UP WHAT YOU ENJOY; IT'S WHAT YOU ENJOY! PREACH SHORTY PREACH!
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