Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Word Filled Wednesday

"He is not here, 
He has risen just as He said."  
Matthew 28:6

Being raised in the church and in a Christian family, Easter was always a special time for me.  But a couple of years ago my relationship with Christ took a more intimate turn.  It was no longer about what Christ could do for me.  It was no longer about a Sunday morning/Wednesday night "thing."  It was now about a deep, personal connection with Christ.  

Since then, Easter has taken on a whole new meaning for me.  It is about a true, unconditional, passionate love.  This week leading up to Easter, I encourage you to take time out of your meal planning, egg dying, church play practicing, fancy dress shopping, and all of those other things we do for Easter, and just spend some precious time praising the Lord for what He did for you.  This morning as I was praying I was thinking of all of the reasons why I do not deserve His sacrifice, but the reasons don't matter.  He loves me enough, even before I existed, that He was beaten and bruised for me. He was killed for me.  I was on His mind as He was being beaten and died.  You, my friend, were also on His mind.  He loves you so much that He was willing, He wanted to die for you.  

Spend time thinking about that this week.  Praise Him for what He has done for you.
Sweet Blessings~

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  1. Isn't it amazing, even though we aren't worthy of Jesus' love and the sacrifice He went through He did it anyway, because He loves us. The least we can do is praise Him and thank Him for all that He did. Thanks for an amazing post.

    Blessings to you and love you.

  2. Words can never express the love and gratitude and awe that fills my heart at this time. Would that I could keep it close every day of my life until I am with Him.
    May this Easter bring you rich blessings,

  3. Great reminder, Jenifer! This morning on my run Let the Praises Ring began playing on my iPod. It rocked my running world today. We have so much to be thankful for!!

  4. He loves me so much that He willingly lay down His life for me. Amazing Love!!!

    Thanks for the reminder and encouragement, Jenifer!

  5. thanks for stopping by :). I love how we can build up and encourage one another in this way! happy day to you.

  6. I agree... I've been more focused on making Jesus the Lord of my Life! What can I do for Him... So much to learn. Have a wonderful day!

  7. Hi Jenifer - such a beautiful post. I remember a year a go when i started blogging it was just before easter and since then I know as I know, that Easter is far more significant than I ever understood or acknowledged. Great reminder my friend
    God bless

  8. I'm reading this on Good Friday and thanking you for the reminder, Easter is more than words can say.


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