Monday, April 2, 2012

Resurrection of Me Through Christ

Growing up I remember that Easter was about Jesus, but remember more bunnies than anything else.  As a teenager when I came to Christ my whole perspective about Easter changed.  There were no more bunnies!! I understood the connection there was - spring, flowers, life - but knew that life did not come though a change in season, but through a decision to change who will govern my life; to follow the Giver of Life. At that point I had LIFE!
"This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17~ NLT
The word is not speaking of a physical change - but a spiritual one - our spirit is redeemed, through the sacrifice of Jesus. Our lives are no longer worldly; they are now spiritual. Our “death” is that of the old sin nature which was nailed to the cross with Christ. It was buried with Him, and just as He was raised up by the Father, so are we raised up to “walk in newness of life”.
"We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."  ~ Romans 6:4 ~ NIV
Now we truly belong to God - we are His children!  Now we can understand the language of Christ - understand all that is written in the Bible.  Discern when the Holy Spirit is guiding us or when our old flesh wants to tell us what to do. We receive the Promises that God has given us from the beginning of time! 
BUT most importantly WE COME TO LIVE OUT OUR PURPOSE!!!
We were formed in the mind of God and created by His power and for His glory.
1 You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
~Psalm 139~

I have said yearly, I want to be more disciplined in reading my bible, in studying the Word more, in fasting, in praying, being a more encouraging wife to my husband, a better mom to my children and the list can go on, but one thing that the Lord has reminded me of during this season is that through Christ He has resurrected the me He had destined - I am living out what He created me to be - HIS DAUGHTER and I am a work in progress.  Accepting Christ, as the REDEEMER AND SAVIOR of my life is the greatest decision in my life that my family will benefit. It is greater than all the desires I have for my family, because now they have a wife and mother that desires to walk with the Lord and live in the Lord's will!

Through His sacrifice everything is possible. 
And by His MERCY AND GRACE
I am a better DAUGHTER
I am a better WIFE
I am a better MOTHER
BECAUSE OF WHAT CHRIST DID FOR ME
He gave me a NEW LIFE
He gives me A PURPOSE

Today you are living out HIS PURPOSE just by living! 
Your decision to FOLLOW HIM
will ECHO INTO ALL THE GENERATIONS THAT FOLLOW YOU!!
That is the IMPACT that you HAVE made onto your CHILDREN today and always!!


Walking in Grace,
Monica

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful collection of Scriptures with your honest and right-on commentary. Bless you!

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  2. beautiful reminder...for these days..thanks for sharing friend..loves

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  4. What a sweet reminder that those of us who are redeemed are daughters of the King. Thank you for sharing the reminder of the sacrifice of Jesus today - we have so much to be thankful for. May you have a blessed day!

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  5. What a beautiful post! Thank you so much for this reminder. It is good to remember that we are redeemed and loved through His sacrifice and resurrection!

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  6. I needed to read this today. Thank you :)

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  7. Thank you for the reminder of the impact we have, despite the ways we are not perfect. Found you through God Bumps. And Easter, we never did introduce the bunny. Never could find a connection. We do a spring egg hunt the week after Easter so the girls can enjoy the fun stuff without trying to pretend that they aren't focused on the candy!

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  8. I like your post. Especially Romans 6:4
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  9. What assurance we have as daughters of the King! Thank you for sharing and reminding. Would love to have you link up at Monday's Musings at http://www.whatjoyis.blogspot.com. Would be great encouragement to other readers.

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  10. I love Psalm 139, such comfort there. Nice to meet you through God Bumps. And I love owls, so your banner just drew me right in!

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  11. "...life did not come though a change in season, but through a decision to change who will govern my life..." I love this. I'm so thankful that my decision has been made. And praise the One who governs me. This post was so encouraging to me!

    Have an Easter blessed with God's presence,
    Pamela

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  12. Yes, your family will be blessed by your decision to follow hard after Christ. God bless you today ... and tomorrow ... and all of your days. So glad you've linked. - Jennifer

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  13. I wonderful recap of Easter and what it means. And, it does make us better mothers, wives, and women in general.

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  14. No longer "I" but Christ in me. A dead person can not feel criticism and hurt feelings. We are dead but now are alive in the Lord. Hopefully we will not dig up that old me, for it does not smell very good. :-)

    Oh no my dead person is speaking that she hates these captchas and will not use them on her blog because it actually discourages comments. After two or three tries I usually give up and other do too. :-)

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  15. Monica...This week I chose to feature your blog this week at my blog in association with our link up, Monday's Musings. I put your blog button for one week in my side bar but I didn't see a button for your blog. If you have one, let me know. If not, I will put a text link in my side bar for your blog. Thank you sharing this post. Blessings.

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