Often when we think of fasting, we think of giving up something. But in Isaiah 58, the Lord turned this concept of fasting on its head. He invites us to sacrifice ourselves in this way: “…. let the oppressed go free… share your bread with the hungry…” Join us as we meditate on this scripture and some practical, life applications this Lenten season.
Once signed up, you will receive:
- A weekly devotional exploring concepts of true fasting beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017
- Seven daily Compassion Challenges for each week of Lent. These challenges are fun and practical ways to incorporate true fasting into your lifestyle!
(See samples below)
Why do we observe Lent?
The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday (March 1st) and ends with the resurrection of Christ, on Easter Sunday (April 16th). The 40 days of Lent are in commemoration of Jesus’s 40 days of fasting and temptation in the desert prior to His death and resurrection.
Growing together as a community in Christ!
As a team, the Women of Hope International staff actively seek to go deeper in our understanding of who God is, what it looks like to be transformed by Christ and walk as He walked. As we walk and work among the poor and marginalized, Isaiah 58 has been formative in our thinking. Our hope is that you might be blessed and challenged as well by this devotional, and that it would help you grow in your walk with Christ.
Take the #True40 Compassion Challenge as a family or with a group of friends!
Click below for a devotional sample and some of the daily Compassion Challenges: