JESUS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Today’s 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:
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 their grave stones, I’ve exclaimed, “O Lord, the resurrection could happen right now while I’m standing here!” But I walk away knowing that there’s still work to be done.
Bruce Stacey, my son-in-law, created animated video shows called God Rocks, where the rocks speak. Bruce was inspired by the words of Jesus on Palm Sunday, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out” (Luke 19:40). 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 (Unfortunately, I’m told that the DVDs of this episode are currently out of stock).
Yours in complete confidence that the stone was rolled away and “He is risen!”
“…….because their words seemed to them like nonsense.”
” …11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.”
I think we all know that ‘the world’ see the Good News ‘as nonsense’ as did the disciples on the first Easter morning when they were told “He is risen.”
I have to go now.God bless
Off The Cross
They opened my flesh to the bone,
Harder still when they heard no moan,
As meat was torn from my ribs;
For my clothes they claimed dibs.
As the cross was still on the ground,
A mother’s sobs were the only sound,
My body ached in so much pain,
From the whips that fell like rain.
They drove the spike through my hand,
As my Father’s shadow covered the land,
Then they raised the cross up high
To where my body would soon die.
Each breath then came with bolts of pain
As Satan sought this world to regain.
But he knew I would do it again
Just to break his worldly reign.
That is why I broke the serpent’s sword
And became your loving,willing Lord,
For to step down off the cross,
The world then would be My loss.
GW (Bill) Marshall/ (2011~2012)
so wonderful to be take therr again. I love your blogs, photos, david’s comments, how do I support financially to keep these wonderful daily “lifts” coming?
so wonderful to be taken there again. I love your blogs, photos, david’s comments, how do I support financially to keep these wonderful daily “lifts” coming?
Great scripture; prayer, photos (I have been in the tomb. and Jesus is not in it; He’s Alive and lives forevermore:) Praise His Holy Name!!!
We are alive in Him !!