During Lent, worshipers around the world join together in a common
theme of Christian faith, practicing self-reflection and remembrance of
the sacrifice Jesus Christ made on Calvary. It is not only a time of individual reflection, but a time of communal reflection, reminding us that
we are a global community of believers, and we have a responsibility
to one anther and to our world.
During this Lenten season, the author encourages the reader to lean
fully on God and practice the spiritual discipline of trust. Rev. Brown
believes there is so much we don’t know or understand, and so much
we have to learn. He writes that our attempts to be God are futile exercises that lead to nothing but disappointment and disillusionment.
Rev. Brown believes that God is challenging us to fully release and
trust God for all things in our lives during this Lenten season. It
doesn’t mean we literally stop and cease to do anything, but we live
and operate with the mindset that God is in control and has our best
interests at heart even when we don’t fully understand what God is
doing or perceive God’s presence in our lives and world. We need to
be open and willing to ask God for help and direction.
Don’t worry, however. Olu reminds the reader that God is available to
lead and guide us every step of the way.
• The Season of Lent
• Daily Bread
• Jesus’s Model Prayer
• Fighting Temptation
• An Inclusive God and Holy God
• Your Personal Doxology
• Here and Now! Kingdom Come