I wanted to give you my Sweet Tea update.
I think Lent has been going on for about 10,968 days by now. At least, it feels that way. It's been 2 weeks out of about six.
But it's going well. I have not tasted the sweet, sweet bliss of tea since Lent began. It's been a little tough, but overall not too bad. It's cheaper, for one. Going to Chick-Fil-A or anywhere else is costing me a dollar or two less each time I go out. That's fantastic!
But more, it's better for me. I have found myself craving water...which is foreign to me because I normally can't stand water. Yes, I still crave tea. But not as much. I was pretty jittery for a few days, but better now.
I am only drinking water and milk. I don't drink other things...I'm not a big juice person, and I don't drink soda... so my drink diet has been pretty bland. I have had two Sprites, which I don't normally do, but I just needed something different, you know?
But is it bringing me closer to God? Well, when I have water and not tea I'm reminded of how weak my sacrifice is compared to the one God made on my behalf...so yes, I would say it's working. And I certainly do know how my own pithy sacrifice compares to God's sacrifice of His own Son to atone for my sins. And Sweet Tea or no, I am ever thankful.