A Very Good Friday


Happy Easter weekend to you!

I’m so thankful to have a reason to celebrate this weekend that goes beyond the superficial dresses, eggs and bunny. While all of that is fun, I wouldn’t want to live for one second without the peace and hope of knowing that Jesus loves me so much He died on the cross for me. He would have gone through all of that pain even if it were just for me! That’s a sobering thought that makes me love Him even more.

I get to live in complete freedom because I know that He died so that I might have and enjoy life – to the fullest! He wants us to cast our burdens on Him and live life fully trusting Him and the wonderful plan He has for us.

I found myself allowing worry and anxiety in my brain recently, so I turned to the bible and came across this scripture in Ephesians…

I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. -Ephesians 3:16-17

From beginning to end that verse is so encouraging. Our God has glorious, unlimited resources and He wants to empower us! Not with a fleeting power that feels good on the outside, but with something that bubbles up from the inside and is made possible only through His Spirit.

All of this because He wants our roots – the very foundation of our being, where we draw all of life – to grow down deeper into His love. Man, oh man, I want that. Just think of how grounded and stable you would be (regardless of any situation) by having your roots down deep into His love.

That’s what He wants from us. Why we try to take things on ourselves, or figure out the best way possible for US to make things happen is silly. I do it all the time. Why?! :)

I want to live this verse out and rely fully on His glorious, unlimited resources.

Love Him back with your life because He fist loved you with His.

Happy Easter!

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