Act One – Set Out

Freely you have received; freely give.”

Matthew 10: 8 

I’ve been thinking about Lent for the past few weeks, and what I should abstain from this year. In the past I’ve given up alcohol, chocolate, sweets and social media. I have a sense that God want’s me to do something a bit different this year, so I’ve signed up to 40acts. If you haven’t heard of it before, here’s a little taster of what it’s all about:

It’s day 1, and the first challenge is to make 2 lists. The first is to list everything that is holding me back, and then rip it up!

What is holding me back?

  • Lack of time, busyness
  • Tiredness
  • Fear
  • Lack of courage

And secondly make a list of:

What do I have to give?

  • Time, even if it is a small amount
  • Listening ear
  • Encouraging words
  • Smiles
  • Love
  • Cake!

So this is me, holding myself accountable for the next 39 days. Do Lent generously.

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