Holy WeekEaster is early this year. Which means tomorrow is Fat Tuesday and the next day is Ash Wednesday.

It’s time to spend 40 days preparing for the death and Resurrection of Christ–to get my mind right for the celebration of the greatest moment in history.

Typically, this is done through prayer and fasting. I do plan to fast. It’s hard for me, which in a way makes it extra worthwhile. And I’ll refocus my prayer time. But my primary plan for Lent is to focus on Philippians 4:8–to really try to live with it week in and week out.

You could say I’m going to spend the next 40 days resetting the way I think. Here’s the scripture:

Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

I plan to dedicate five days to each of these things. I will think about what is:

  • True
  • Noble
  • Right
  • Pure
  • Lovely
  • Admirable
  • Excellent
  • Praiseworthy

We’ll call it a meditation. Or a study. Whatever we call it, I hope you’ll come along with me as I try to understand and live out this scripture as we move toward Easter.