What a hallowed day. This day is a celebration of life and the one who overcame death. At its very essence this day holds the promise of hope. Hope that if we believe and repent we may enter into the freedom that God has for us.
2 Corinthians 5:21- God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Luke 24:46-47- He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations beginning in Jerusalem.”
Personally, this Easter has followed the theme of hope. I already knew, but was reminded that having accepted Christ into my heart that I have that same power living in me. Jesus had victory over death. He was the only person in history who was able to defeat death. He was not limited by death, but rather used death as a means for saving humanity. With the reminder of this principle I am also reminded that I am more than a conqueror of all things through Christ. (Romans 8:37)
These ideas give me hope and if you have accepted Jesus you should be full of hope as well. Life is full of storms. We all face them. However, it is a great reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances we face that we have the power of the greatest conqueror on our side. I’ve been battling some of my own issues and even just this week I’d begun to lose hope in a solution for my circumstance. I never once lost belief in an all-powerful God, but I’d begun to lose hope in his willingness to see me through.
These verses and principles coupled with some wisdom from godly influences have helped me to realign my focus and thinking. I’m continuing to believe that God will intervene in my life to prove me a conqueror over my circumstances. He will do the same for you in your circumstance. His will for us may not always look the way we imagine it to, but God is always in the business of furthering His Kingdom. That is hope enough for me. I can trust and rely on the fact that whatever the reason God has for bringing me to a rough situation it is ultimately to further His Kingdom. I have faith that even the worst situation can be used to bring God glory. So…I’m rethinking my whining and waiting and instead choosing to focus on this HOPE. God will bring me through and He has a plan for everything.
It was so liberating to spend this beautiful holiday with this new perspective. I was able to play, laugh, speak and think a little freer. I was able to relax and enjoy friends and family as God intended me to. I was able to knock down the walls keeping me from total happiness and live in the victory of Jesus.
I hope you were able to experience this freedom today and will continue to. If you’ve never had an encounter with Jesus I’d love to chat with you more about how He could change your life the way He has changed mine and my family’s.
Happy Easter 🙂