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Fat Tuesday

“Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.” Psalm 26:2

Actually, Fat Tuesday is the day that most people “eat everything they want” because tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and a time of preparation begins… a time of renewal… a time of repentance. Tomorrow is the beginning of Lent.

It reminds me of the times I have said, “tomorrow I’m starting my diet” and for some crazy reason, they gives me permission to indulge myself now. But is Lent just a diet? Is it just some time period that we “suffer” by giving up some luxury item like sweets or sodas or rich food? Or is Lent something else… a stripping away of the “fat” around our hearts?

Don’t let tomorrow just be the beginning of Lent… let it instead, be the beginning of something really “new.” Let it be your “New Year’s Day.” It’s time for a revival!

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