JESUS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Suggested Reading: 1 Samuel 26-27
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Key Verse: 1 Samuel 26:23
May the Lord repay every man for his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the Lord delivered you into my hand today, but I would not stretch out my hand against the Lord’s anointed.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, in another resurrection chapter (1 Corinthians 15), Your servant Paul draws a conclusion from the fact that You are risen from the dead. I conclude with Paul that I am to be “steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.” I pray for Your resurrection power to be released more and more in me to produce in a greater way those results. In Your conquering Name, Jesus, I pray. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
On several occasions I’ve stood at the graves of my mother and father, one in Ruperts, Quebec, and the other in Elgin, Ontario. Mother died when I was 12 and Dad when I was 36. I heard the minister say the words of Jesus, “I am the resurrection and the life.” I thought, “It’s true! I believe it!” As I read the words on the stones, I said, “O Lord, the resurrection could happen right now while I’m standing here!” I walk away knowing that there’s still work to be done.
Bruce Stacey, my son-in-law, created the animated video shows called God Rocks?where the rocks speak. My favourite episode in the series is called “Rez, the Rock that Rolled.” The rock’s name had been “Tombstone,” an unhappy, pessimistic rock. But when he was rolled away by the angels and Jesus walked out of the tomb, his name was changed to “Rez!” His whole nature and outlook on life was transformed (here is a link to some visuals from that episode). If you or children you love have not seen a God Rocks DVD, I encourage you to place an order through Crossroads eStore here. Because I believe in the resurrection of Christ, I am a new creation!
Yours in complete confidence that the stone has rolled away and “He is risen!”