On this rainy day, I just felt God drawing me to have some extra quiet time and He is just overwhelming me with The Message. I just feel the need to proclaim The Message. To uplift the Good News! As I've been going through a season almost sabbatical-like the past weeks (months) God has given me a lot of time of stillness and calm (calm before the storm maybe!) and I'm just so touched with the passion He has put into me again. Passion for Him and this beautiful gospel message.
No matter what season you are going through - I pray that anybody who reads this - God will open your heart and just overwhelm you with the GREAT news!! Great news that is so world changing that I don't know how we can keep it inside like we do! How do we keep from talking about it all the time!? Can you even believe what we were saved from!? We were headed toward destruction, eternal anguish and separation from our only True Love... but He came and saved us from ourselves! God of this universe came to this very earth and went through not only the worst that this earth can dish out but the worst that the devil could dish. Death. The weight of the sins of the world - the abandonment and forsakeness... as He got the full wrath of our (my) sins is beyond words. It takes my breathe away and touches my soul like nothing else does.
He, a perfect man, perfectly in love with God had to have that torn from Him... God threw the weight of the world on Him and made Him be alone --- truly alone --- so we would never have to be. Jesus became sin (2 cor 5:21) - and fully felt all the abandonment and loneliness that sin always produces along with the excruciating pain and physical torture leading up to it.
May we praise God for all He has done and never do anything to get in the way of this Good News --- THE news worth proclaiming! No matter how lonely we may feel - we are never truly alone because JEsus was. No matter what happens to us ---- God has made it clear - He will never forsake us. Jesus went through that for us. What a promise. What a God. What a Savior. What a message!
May the beauty of this season penetrate our hearts so we will not be able to continue on focusing on anything else. I pray for us to never take for granted what this Good News truly is and that the majority of those in our world do not Have it - do not get it! I know that if somebody saved our lives last week from a man with a gun... or car about to hit us --- we would tell everybody and be so full of LIFE and thankfulness. Why do we not do the same for what our Savior did for us!? It should make no difference we were saved 2000+ years ago and not last week! Let us never lose our passion of how much more we have been saved from. No matter how many times I sit and dwell on this message --- I feel like it's the first time I've heard it! I feel like I'm born again.. again!
I pray this can be our focus all year long and not just Resurrection Sunday.
So since I most likely will be having a baby around Resurrrection Sunday this year - here's my proclamation and sharing of the passion He has given me.
GOD FORGIVE FOR BEING SO FOCUSED ON OTHER THINGS. FORGIVE ME FOR NOT APPRECIATING WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. FORGIVE ME FOR NOT ALLOWING YOU TO FILL ME WITH YOUR LOVE LIKE I SHOULD!
GOD I LOVE YOU! I WANT TO BE FILLED WITH YOUR LOVE! I WANT YOU TO HEAR MY PRAISE AND SEE MY HEART OVERFLOWING WITH YOUR LOVE AND THANKFULNESS!
THANK YOU GOD!!! THANK YOU FOR ENDURING WHAT YOU DID JESUS. THANK YOU FOR CONQUERING DEATH. THANK YOU FOR BEING FORSAKEN SO I WON'T EVER KNOW THAT FEELING!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR LIFE! THANK YOU GOD THAT JESUS AROSE! THE GRAVE COULD NOT HOLD THE KING!!!!!!
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