Starting Wednesday, February 14 (Ash Wednesday), ROCKHARBOR will participate in The Lent Experience with hopes that as a united church body, our prayer life will be strengthened, we will deepen our relationship with God, and realize we are nothing apart from Him. The Lenten season represents a time of remembrance and repentance. A time to look at sin, and even more so, look to the Cross. A time to fast. Fast not only things that we think we should give up, but fast to make room to draw closer to Jesus, to declare our utter dependence on Him, and to lay at His feet and realize that our needs are big, but God is bigger.
Follow us on instagram (@rockharborchuch) to see the daily posts. Every day of the week, there will be a different call-to-action based on spiritual disciples with hopes that we can grow together to be more like Jesus. Spiritual disciplines are a means and not ends. The end, that is, the purpose of practicing the disciplines is godliness. “Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.” (1 Timothy 4:7-10 NIV). And so we are not godly just because we practice the spiritual disciplines. Rightly motivated, they are the means to godliness and every day, we should train to be as like Jesus as we can.
If you are fasting for social media, The Lent Experience is also available on the ROCKHARBOR Mobile App where you can follow along each day. We hope that you’ll join us these weeks leading up to Easter!