Sunday, March 31, 2013

Jesus is Alive!

I’m so thankful today that Jesus was raised and vindicated as the Holy One of God, leaving my sins to rot in the grave. Some resolutions in response:

I intend to live the rest of my life leaving all that is broken, false and corrupt in that tomb. It is the only place fitting for all my filth. I don’t have to carry it anymore! Every day (sometimes every minute) there will be more to bring as an offering to God in this place.

I intend to take up this new life, this new self that was purchased at so high a price but comes to me freely. It is my loved, accepted and forgiven self. The with-God life is the only life worth living.

I will take up this new life and walk into the day with my risen Savior, who will never leave me or forsake me.

In putting off the old self and taking up the new, I am being called by the Lord to let go of clarity, control and comfort (another post on these later, perhaps) and embrace trust, intimacy and obedience.

These texts are forming my response, helping me to practice resurrection:

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. (Phil 3:8-11 ESV)

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is,seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Col 3:1-4 ESV)

How will you practice resurrection in the days to come?

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