This is my last post for March which happens to be the start of Passover and Resurrection Sunday is tomorrow. I know I’m not Jewish BUT I AM A CHILD OF GOD. During my church’s prayer call on Friday, my Pastor said something that has stayed with me all weekend. We all know the story of the Passover, the exodus of the children of Israel out of Egypt and bondage. God protected them from the death angel and led them to another land, another world….another way of life. My Pastor also stated that the celebration of Passover is eight days. What struck me is when she said the number 8 represents new beginnings..which I knew but never in the concept of the Passover. She went on to say how we as Christians can expect great and new things from God during this time (paraphrased because I can’t remember the exact words but this was my take away).
I’ve been thinking about this over the last 24 hours and I’m just in awe and amazement of God. He is faithful, loving and devoted to lil ole me. Someone so undeserving of His grace and mercy but yet He still thinks of me. As I strive to be obedient to His word, I also can’t help but think of the promises He has made to me and the desires I have before Him. I don’t want to make His crucifixion and resurrection about me but it kinda is (in my mind). He died and rose just for me. For my salvation, for my healing, for my deliverance, for my love and for my future in Him.
I have Great Expectations for new beginnings during this Passover season. I need God to show His mighty hand in my life but I also need to feel His presence and love like never before. The realization of what my salvation cost Him is mind-blowing and I don’t know if I really get it sometimes….but I want too. I’m asking God to continue to clean up my life, fix my heart and thanking Him for His protection–the passovers He has done in my life. When I look back at my life, I can definitely see many situations where the Lord didn’t allow death or tragedy: mentally, physically or spiritually to land at my door…It PASSED OVER!! That allowed me to walk into my destiny with Him. It allows me to have the frame of mind to say Yes to Him. It allows me to build a relationship with the risen Savior and I’m nothing but grateful.
Tonight, let’s reflect on the situations God has allowed to passover in our lives. Let’s recognize Him for being the only true and living God. Let’s thank Him for the Comforter, the Holy Spirit who lives inside us…leading and guiding us. Let’s praise our risen Savior, Jesus Christ for shedding His blood for our sins that we may have eternal life. Let’s get to know HIM personally…He’s always waiting and ready!!!
Peace, blessings and HAPPY RESURRECTION SUNDAY!! May you find and know the Love of God in your LIFE!!