Today we celebrate the most wonderful event that has ever occurred in history – the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Because he lives
I can face tomorrow
Because he lives
All fear is gone
Because I know he holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because he lives.
(Taken from the gospel song: Because He Lives, by Bill and Gloria Gaither)
In today’s world, people are falling over themselves to live a life they covet—the life of the rich and famous—whether it is a celebrity life-style, the life of a footballer or footballer’s wife, or the life of a lottery winner.
However, if we were to examine the lives of those who live what many ordinary folk crave for themselves, we’d see that some of these individuals are deeply unhappy, or lacking in integrity and moral fibre, or completely godless.
As children of God, as disciples of Christ, we should not be drawn into the ways of the world, we should not subscribe to its way of thinking.
Do I earnestly desire and seek to enjoy the God-quality brand of life?
This Week’s Prayer Focus:
Over the next two weeks, let’s ask the Lord to give us a new appreciation and gratitude for the brand of life (eternal life), with which he has blessed us.
Let’s pray for one another that we will remain grounded and settled in our faith, in our individual walk with the Lord. Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to help us so we can avail ourselves of, and enjoy in abundance the benefits of our salvation, for which Christ has died. Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to help us so we may freely partake and thrive, not just survive!
And from this point onwards, let’s constantly celebrate, and do our utmost to grasp and enjoy the God-quality brand of life.
PS: Don’t forget to put on your spiritual armour before entering the battlefield of prayer!
O Lord God Almighty, how awesome is your miraculous power!
Father-God, we acknowledge and celebrate your mercy, goodness and grace. Today we remember and rejoice over the resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ.
We thank you for your amazing and extravagant love for us, in allowing Jesus to lay down his life—so we may be redeemed from the hand of the Enemy, so we may be redeemed from the power of sin and death, so we may be reconciled to you.
Father God, we cannot ever repay you. We cannot ever thank you enough for rescuing us from the fate of eternal damnation. We thank you that because Christ lives in us, we have resurrection life, Zoe life, a God-quality brand of life, flowing in and through our beings.
I ask that you open the eyes of our understanding so that we may live our lives in that higher realm—free from fear, able to govern our thoughts and feelings, so that they align with your Word and your will; able to walk in obedience to your will and enjoy the liberty which your Son’s death has purchased for us.
Lord Jesus, we thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to come alongside us, to remind us of your words, to reveal your truth, to empower us to be effective witnesses of the gospel.
Holy Spirit, come and fill us afresh today. Minister the peace of God which surpasses natural understanding. Minister the joy of the Lord—joy similar to that which the disciples of Christ experienced when they realised he was alive. Cause that joy to infuse us with supernatural strength. Grant us revelation knowledge and a supreme confidence in whom we are as children of God, as disciples of Christ and enable us to exercise the authority and power He has granted to us, in our day-to-day lives.
Yours O Lord is the glory, power, wisdom and strength. Hallelujah!
We bless your Holy Name and we thank you Father-God for not only hearing our prayer today but also granting our request, which we ask in the precious name of Jesus. Amen.
© Carol Hind
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