Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday In The Word: Resurrection

The Resurrection that we celebrate this week changed my life and yours.

I had been a follower of Jesus Christ for almost four years before I understood the full impact of the Resurrection on my personal, daily life. What a difference it has made every day since!
Resurrection was a word understood as "the ultimate act of God to man," but four years after committing my life to Christ, it became more than that to me when I read this verse:

Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
John 11:24-26

Jesus IS THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE, do you believe it? I do.
All of a sudden with the help of the Holy Spirit, I could see that my life was raised up and new. The Bible tells us that when we come to Christ, all the old becomes new. The power of the Resurrection makes that possible. Once I understood what this meant personally, I no longer planned my own days or life. It truly was like a light bulb went on, and each day, I knew that if I committed my day to Him, the radiance, power and the newness of the Resurrection would fill it.
That scripture was written when Martha wanted Jesus to resurrect Lazarus. Jesus is saying to her~don't look to Lazarus and what you want for him. Look to ME. That is what he wants for you and me.

May I shout from the roof top:

Commit your days to HIM.
Embrace the newness HE has for you everyday.
Share the Resurrection with someone you know that needs it.
Life has power because of daily Resurrection.

The visual today is YOU...
...with a smile on your face,
with joy in your heart,
with a new step as you walk through your day,
being FREE to accept LIFE in matters that formerly made you feel dead.
Jesus' suffering, crucifixion, and blood He shed on the Cross enables all of us to have an unbroken relationship with God Almighty. If we ask for forgiveness of our sins and ask Him to come into our life, because Jesus Christ is Resurrection and Life, we are full participants in the Resurrection!
He can resurrect your marriage, your calling, your failed friendship, your broken heart or your endless days. Praise His Name!

I pray for each of you that you experience personally the Resurrection as never before. God bless you and happy Easter!

1 comment:

HPS said...

This is beautiful. I've always known what He did on the cross for me, that He makes all things new and that he can resurrect anything BUT I never thought of it as I was part of the Resurrection. It totally clicked and comes full circle how you explained it. Sometimes I'm slow like that. :) Thanks for the AHA! moment today. :)