It has been 80 days since January 1, when I posted my spin on both New Year’s Resolutions and Lent. You can read that post here, but in short, I attempt to make a small, permanent change in habit every 40 days, starting each New Year. The idea is that even if I fail at some of the changes, I learn from the experience, and the changes I do keep add up to a lot over time.
On January 1, I decided to remove Facebook from my phone, except when I’ll be somewhere and want to post a live update. Check. It’s worked and I feel a little less distracted.
February 10 was the second date, and unfortunately, I didn’t commit to anything. That’s fine – it’s my routine and no point feeling guilty about it.
So, 40 more days later and we are in the middle of Lent. Writing about this season recently, I called it “a time to practice spiritual discipline as a way to greater awareness of, gratefulness toward, and/or obedience to, God.” If anyone reading this is celebrating Lent, I pray you are blessed by the experience.
For the Life Liturgy routine, I’ve decided to take some of my own advice from this old post. Citing Philippians 4:8, I said “Good news is hard to come by, but it’s out there. Make an effort to find it, think about it, praise it, and emulate it. Be intentional.” I’m going to make a note every day of one thing that is either true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, or worthy of praise in the news. Maybe I’ll post some of them in the future!
This is the world God died for because He loves it. There’s a lot of good going on it that I should pay more attention to, be thankful for, and learn from!
Also, since I missed the February one, I’m also going to start over with the change I attempted in August last year to “Open a devotional before checking my phone in the morning.” No harm in trying again.