God never gives up on you. As we journey through Holy Week to Calvary’s Cross, I am reminded of the tremendous love of Jesus Christ and how He willingly died for us so we could have Life.
As the Bible says in John 15:13:
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
God’s Power Resurrects ‘Dead’ Things
The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is the same power that resurrects the ‘dead’ areas of our lives. Bad habits, bad relationships, bad attitude, low faith – the power of Jesus renews, rejuvenates and transforms. When you are down, the enemy will tell you that this is the best it is going to get and you are useless BUT GOD says it is not over until He says it is and there is a purpose in your life.
Just living in this world can take the energy and enthusiasm out of our outlook on life. In my book, What Just Happened? Living the Redeemed Life (When All Hell Breaks Loose), I tell my own story where I felt my ‘shelf-life’ was expired as my life (and identity) changed all around me. I was so discouraged I considered taking my life – BUT GOD – had another plan. And the same power that raised Jesus from the grave raised my hope and outlook as I looked to the one that created me. God redirected my life during my darkest hour. And now I realize, I am exactly where I am supposed to be.
Ephesians 1:19-20 (NIV) says:
18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms”
Same God. Same Power.
Stay Encouraged. You’ve got the Power – just keep seeking the face of God. He resurrects the dead things in our lives. And the great thing is, He does it because He loves us – even the dead parts.