Daily Devotional – 4/14/17 “Because Jesus lives! “

God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone,
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

And then one day, I’ll cross the river,
I’ll fight life’s final war with pain;
And then, as death gives way to victory,
I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He lives!

Anybody else got this testimony on this Good Friday? Anybody else yet thankful knowing that because Jesus lives, we get chance after chance? Anybody else, excited to celebrate the rising of a Savior who died to pardon our sins? Knowing that because He lives, we can face a tomorrow we haven’t even seen. Knowing that because Jesus lives, we can mess up and still be forgiven. Knowing that because Jesus lives, we can too. I don’t know who you are but Jesus got up so you could stop allowing fear of the unknown to keep you in a grave of groaning or tarrying in a tomb of transgressions. The seal has been cut, the rock has been rolled away and your freedom is waiting. Wake up! Come out! Get up! Because He lives, you live. Don’t take another moment for granted.

Because Jesus lives!


Daily Devotional – 4/14/14 “Passover”

Passover begins tonight at dusk and for those of you who don’t fully understand it, please take a minute and research it biblically. See, Passover, is a celebration of God’s people being freed from Egypt and according to the bible in Numbers 9:2-3, the Lord spoke to Moses saying, “Let the people of Israel keep the Passover at its appointed time. On the fourteenth day of this month, at twilight, you shall keep it at its appointed time; according to all its statutes and all its rules you shall keep it.” Now, I am not going to write on the principles of Passover however it’s befitting that I tell you on today that whatever God has freed you from, celebrate it! Yea, I understand that it may be hard but whatever you’ve lost (which means you’re freed from) celebrate it through your grieving. When a person dies, don’t we have a home going celebration to celebrate the fact that they’ve been freed to an eternal glory? Then why don’t you celebrate whatever situation that has died in your life thus freeing you? Why are you holding on to the thoughts of what could have been? Ok, I get it; your marriage could have been great but he/she has been gone now for 8 months, move on. Ok, so that job was one you thought could have been meant for you but you got fired or you got sick and couldn’t work so now that’s passed over, get over it. Stop whining and crying like the people of Israel did in the wilderness after God released them and recognize the blessing that you’ve been given. Whatever it is that you’ve lost has now passed over, grieve it and then let it go. Yes, it’s easier said than done but how can you get anything new when you’re still holding on to the old? How can you grab something new when you’re hands are still holding on to the memories of the past? How can you see where you’re going if you’re still looking back? How can you see your way out if you’re still looking at the way in? You’ve been freed from the addiction, the abusive spouse, that chemo or dialysis, all the medication, lying friends, a dying church or whatever had you in bondage; so why aren’t you celebrating? Why aren’t you celebrating that storm that passed you over that could have claimed your life? Why aren’t you celebrating that tornado of hell that passed through your house but left your foundation standing? Why aren’t you celebrating the should haves, the could haves, the negatives the prospered into positives, the no’s that turned to yes, the lefts that God made rights and the passing over of what was meant to push you over? Why aren’t you celebrating?