It is the month of Easter, one of the most precious holidays of the year. We, who believe, celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus, our wonderful Savior.
This year as I think of Easter I am so grateful that Christ was willing to die for not only me, but for all the people of the world that believe in Him. He came for us all, but not all have believed.
For those who have believed, life has been changed, renewed, grown deeper, matured and softened. Every day is a mystery when we put our trust and love to God. We may prepare our days, but often God has another idea. That ability to change direction, to hear His heart and to move in it, is one of the great gifts God gives us when we follow Him.
Change is not always easy. In fact it can be very hard. But in reality change is part of all our lives whether we like it or not.
“I have come that you might have life and have it abundantly.”
Abundantly in the above scripture does not mean you will have lots of things. It means that you have the availability of abundant connection with God and are allowed to participate in all He is doing.
Recently, I sat in a counseling room with a young man as he told me about his new friend, bible study and how he wanted so much more. His life had changed when he and his then girlfriend had become pregnant. He was not a believer, but was willing to come for counseling. His life has truly been changed and I was allowed to participate in the change with others.
There is great reward in giving into lives and watching God offer to bring a future and a hope.
Commitment to Christ brings great change and salvation into our lives.
Commitment to others allows us to participate in the possibility of change for them and we are both changed in the journey. What a precious gift.
I pray that your life is changing and you are seeing all God is doing to bring you into a great fullness.
Remember change is not always easy, but with Christ in the middle, you will grow, change and influence the lives of others. A reason for all of us to celebrate.
Christ died so we could know the greatness of God’s love for us and those who except this great sacrifice are changed forever.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus – Sweetest name I know – Fills my every longing – Keeps me singing as I go” (A wonderful song I learned as a teenager and often sing out loud in the night when I am crying out to God.)