40 Days to Easter
A NEW 40 Day Challenge for this season of Lent!
I treasure the season of Lent. Not only does it remind me of my Louisiana roots and the traditions of Mardis Gras, it provides for me a time of preparation for the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, a season of spiritual growth, and an opportunity to press into God’s presence and experience Him like never before. Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness fasting and praying which marked a critical chapter in his life. He was fully tested, but this experience set the stage for his greatest victories over the enemy.
Accept this 40 Day Challenge with me, Margaret Feinberg, and Catalyst leaders to read through the entire New Testament in 40 days to experience some of the most life-giving, perspective-changing, hope-filled days of the entire year!
The New Testament contains 260 chapters. That means reading the it in 40 days requires reading about 7 chapters per day. And if you’re running errands, working in the garage, or have a daily commute, you can listen to an audio version of the Bible (e.g., download Biblegateway or YouVersion on your smartphone). About 30 minutes a day for forty days – and you’ll journey through the entire New Testament. It may sound like a lot to you. But I am confident you can do this as last year many of us read the entire Bible, cover to cover, in 90 days!
“I believe that during these 40 days God wants to speak to you through Scripture. He has words that are written just for your heart, just for this time, and just for what’s coming around the corner.” says Margaret Feinberg, popular author, Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences.
Some friends are going to join us in this so tweet your progress and experiences with #LentChallenge. You can also check back here with me each Wednesday for blog updates and post your own comments on how God is working in and through you.
I pray that Christ will meet us, reveal Himself to us, and surprise us as we enter this Lenten season with a hunger for Him and lean in to hear His voice more clearly.