As we prepare to celebrate this Easter season I’m taken back to the summer of 2014 after years of seeking after God and fighting for what I thought was best for my life.
In summer of 2014 I surrendered my will and packed up my belongings and moved to So Cal. Throughout my journey I had experienced God in the ebbs and flows of life but nothing like I’ve since my move, until I fully surrendered all I loved and lived for. It was at this time I began to experience the Truth behind Scripture that references seeking God with all of our heart, soul and mind. Deuteronomy 4:29& 30
I see clearly the hand of God at work. But I needed to do my part. Now at this time in life I can see newness of life for me. The things of old have clearly slipped away. Now this doesn’t mean I won’t have pangs as memories surface, and many of those memories are sweet. But for the trials in life that worked hard to take me out, well those have been replaced with new purpose.
His plans for this next journey in my life are beginning to surface as He stirs within my heart the urgency to reach women in every stage of life and challenge them to seek after God with all their heart, soul and mind. When doing this we experience the power of God living inside of us! The power many of us miss out on because we’re too busy attempting to do things in our own strength.
There is nothing God cannot do when we’re surrendering and seeking after Him! This action provides God full access to use us without “us” hindering His plans. Read His Word and you too will see the many acts of love, kindness, sacrifice, and power He displayed so others would be courageous enough to step forward and begin their journey with Him. The forces working against us are the very things God is working out for our good.
In an ever changing, callous and confused world we live in, is there any doubt we need more Kingdom Keepers? Together we can walk out “on earth as it is in heaven” and bring the Kingdom of heaven to this earth one life at a time. As we prepare for eternity should we not be preparing others so they too can experience the love of God that transforms lives.
I want to encourage you to reach out to the women in your life and share the hope of Jesus this Easter season. Spread the good news that Jesus has risen!
Let’s fight for each other vs. against one another as we seek freedom to live life abundantly in an ever changing world. The sacrifice God made for us clearly represents the sacrifice of a loving Father who desires us to experience all He has purposed for us. Now we just need to take that leap of faith! The faith that drives out fear and provides strength and wisdom to walkout our journey in the power of a living God who loves us.
Who would not want to test that out!
I challenge you today as we approach Good Friday and Resurrection Day to surrender those things that have you tangled up. The remaining life “things” that work hard to discourage you and bring you down. Step out and trust God to raise you up and stir up the purposes He has for the rest of your life. And then go share the power of Christ living in you and how that is being worked out so others can be set free too!
Play it forward, Pray it forward!
May the blessings of our loving Father be upon you and may you experience the newness of Christ living and working through you.