So, how do you practice a holy Lent? The main practice is "Self-Denial". That's where you give something up that you usually have. Some people choose luxury things like coffee, soda pop, chocolate, red meat, etc. Some people take on a new spiritual practice (which, by the way, self-denial is a spiritual practice) like meditation, praying the Psalms, devotional reading, etc.
I usually try to do some combination of all of the above. Extra bible reading with meditation, a devotional guide, and being intentional about self-denial. I'll admit, this year, I'm kind of a slacker, but I am training for a marathon, and the training is more intense during Lent than it was before. I pray and meditate when I run, so I am doing more of that than normal.
The process of committing to some practice and sticking to it is a good spiritual practice. Self-denial is a great spiritual practice because it helps us develop a humble servant mindset, instead of a self-centered attitude. Remember, one of the fruits of the spirit is "self-control" and self-denial is a path towards that.
What are you doing for Lent? Share in the comments.
I am a Software Developer, a career shift made in 2018. So far, I have experience with C# .Net and Angular. I continue to let curiosity lead me into learning new technologies. I plan to share what I learn along the way about technology and personal/career life. Previously, my vocation was United Methodist pastor. So in addition to coding, I'll share about theology, the Church and The Bible. I also enjoy running, music, and I'm a deeply committed father and husband. Maybe my experiences will help you. I know it helps me to share.